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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Voices from exile, a collection of poetry on Zimbabwe's political situation and exile in South Africa was published by Lapwing publications, Northern Ireland in 2010. KEYS IN THE RIVER: Notes from a Modern Chimurenga, a novel of interlinked stories that deals with life in modern Zimbabwe was published by Savant books and publications, USA in 2012. Revolution, Logbook written by a drifter, and Voices from exile were both short listed by the Erbecce press poetry prize in 2012, 2011, and 2009 respectively, nominated for the Pushcart twice, 2008, 2010, commended for the Dalro prize 2008, nominated and attended Caine African writing workshop 2012. Published over 200 pieces of short stories, essays, memoirs, poems and visual art in over 100 magazines, journals, and anthologies in the following countries, the USA , UK , Canada , South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, India , Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Romania, Mexico, Cameroon, Italy , France , Spain , Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand.

Tendai R Mwanaka


Weave We No Tent?

Pelted by the summer's slathers of rains
Scotched by the winter's cold storms
The needling of winter's high winds
The sapping of the summer's suns
We weave beautiful tents
Adorning earth's bounds

Yet like a stage play
Like is likened.

With the curtain's close at play's end
So is our stay in these beautiful houses
Weave we no tent for we leave them
And naked we return
Like from the endower.
We came.