Archive for the ‘The Diary of Zinzi Zwane’ Category

New Year’s Resolution

29 December 2016 | 21 Comments

It’s that time of the year, again! Many different opinions about new year resolutions and their helpfulness exist. Other people say they are futile. Others say they are important for starting the year with a set of goals to work towards. My opinion is derived from both these. This is what I mean: New Year […]


Christmas Memories

24 December 2016 | 9 Comments

One way of measuring growing up and the years as they go has always been my attitude towards Christmas. Like every child, when I was still a child, I always looked forward to the December holidays – first, because they were the only holidays one spent a lot of time at home (no I didn’t […]


Running Away

22 December 2016 | 6 Comments

Secrets have a funny way of always coming out when you least expect them. And when they do, they turn your world around until you don’t know what’s what and you cannot tell the difference between enemy and family. It’s the betrayal that stays with you like a permanent scar. No amount of apologies can […]


Prodigal Father

18 December 2016 | 13 Comments

My father’s girlfriend left him. That’s what’s been up. That’s what the phone calls were about. That’s what my mother tells me as we are driving home from the airport. Honestly, I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about all this. Him moving in with mom. Him leaving us when we needed him most. […]



16 December 2016 | 11 Comments

Dad called again! This time I was there to answer his call. Me: Hello Him: (Silent) Me: Tata thetha kaloku. Him: (Silent) Me: Bye tata. Uzophinde ufone xa ufuna uthetha. (hanging up) That was yesterday. He hasn’t called. And I’m here wondering to hell and back what it is that he wants to say to […]