Archive for the ‘The Diary of Zinzi Zwane’ Category

Wednesday Blues

14 December 2016 | 3 Comments

It’s 9:00 a.m. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. So, although I’ve been awake for close to 3 hours, it’s only now that I step out of the bed. I’ve been tossing and turning and thinking about the missed call I received yesterday. It’s from my dad and we haven’t spoken in a […]


Abantu Book Festival

12 December 2016 | 0 Comments

Ever heard that not-so-funny joke about how black people don’t read books? It goes: if you want to hide anything from a black person just put it inside a book? You know why? Because, apparently, black people have a phobia for books… I’ve never entertained this kind of joke. It’s a negative and narrow-minded stereotype […]



06 December 2016 | 2 Comments

As the year draws to an end one cannot help but muse over how fast time really flies. It seems like it was only yesterday when I packed my bags and travelled over 900 kilometres to study at UFS at the beginning of the year. I still remember how the move to Bloemfontein didn’t make […]


Book Review: Welcome To Our Hillbrow

29 November 2016 | 3 Comments

Title: Welcome To Our Hillbrow Author: Phaswane Mpe Publisher: University of Natal Press Year: 2001 Genre: Fiction I’m tempted to say this is the best book I have ever read. But something at the back of my mind tells me not to make rash choices out of temporary emotions. “You’ve read books before, and is […]


Doomed! by social media

24 November 2016 | 2 Comments

You’ve probably read or heard about the so-called ‘Prophet of Doom.’ But, in case you haven’t, here’s the long and short of it: social media was abuzz over the weekend after pictures of a pastor spraying his congregation with Doom were circulated. He claims that he was healing them from all sorts of ailments and […]