Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is the first collection of poetry from writer Tapiwa Mugabe This collection introduces a fresh and bold voice into the rich current that is emerging from young African millennial artists.
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is the first collection of poetry from writer Tapiwa Mugabe This collection introduces a fresh and bold voice into the rich current that is emerging from young African millennial artists

  • Title: Zimbabwe
  • Author: Tapiwa Mugabe
  • ISBN: 9781507632499
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Zimbabwe”

    1. This was a beautiful collection of poetry, which felt similar in style to Nayyirah Waheed and Yrsa Daley-Ward (to whom the book is dedicated), while still feeling fresh and different.“I am not the sum of lovers I hador never had.As for lovers who left,consider them hair.Sometimes you cut it offfor it to grow longer and more beautiful(but that doesn’t mean you hate picturesof yourself with it).Even after loversyou remainBeautiful.”I particularly loved the poems that dealt with masculinity, [...]

    2. This is a short, beautiful read with some incredible moments.– Nicole Froiofrom The Best Books We Read In July 2016: bookriot/2016/08/01/riot-r

    3. You feel distant.Or a word that means the taste and feel of unripe banana in your mouth.You're afraid to tell her you miss herin case it sounds like you love her more than she lovesyou.And her reply will be 'I've been busy with work,I haven't had time to think about other things'.You're afraid you have become other things.For the record, I'm not really a poetry person. My appreciation for poetry is old-fashioned, wherein it's a precise craft, and I get the most out of it by studying it academica [...]

    4. This collection of poems took me by surprise. I haven't come across much of Mugabe's work online or elsewhere, but one way or another, this landed in my Kindle library and was there for a while before I decided to read it. I started by highlighting the lines and poems I loved best. But by the middle, I wanted to highlight it all. Every page and every line had my heart filled.

    5. "All she wanted was to find a place to stretch her bones.A place to lengthen her smiles and spread her hair.A place where her legs could walk without cutting and bruising.A place unchained.She was born out of ocean breath.I reminded her;‘Stop pouring so much of yourself into hearts that have no room for themselves.Do not thin yourself. Be vast. You do not bring the ocean to a river"

    6. I'm not sure how I came across this poetry collection by Tapiwa Mugabe, but I'm glad that I did. The poems were short to medium length and span the breadth of human existence, particularly existence as a foreigner, the complexities of love, the threads of family relationships and the concept of home. Some of them were experiences that were completely unlike mine but still gripped me with the depth of emotion. Others were so like my experiences that I felt that they were written just for me. I al [...]

    7. This work will quietly gut you but also heal you. Many poems left me breathless and in awe, and certainly inspired. Highly, highly recommend this collection.

    8. Over the years a number of Zimbabweans have emigrated to different parts of the world. In this digital age and aided by social media Zimbabweans the world over have been able to connect and share their stories, experiences and aspirations with one other.Those with a creative bone have in different ways expressed their talents, infusing in their art elements of their motherland.One such artiste is Zimbabwean-born and UK-raised poet and writer Tapiwa Mugabe. One first came across Mugabe on social [...]

    9. Mugabe is a poet that seemed have to come out of nowhere for me, along with Nayyirah Waheed and Yrsa Daley-Ward, but I discovered salt. because I think somebody else was reading it on and me being nosey, of course I checked it out, despite not knowing that person at all. That was the best nosey decision ever because I love her and Ward too. Then Zimbabwe came around with them and the first thing I saw was the beautiful painting on the cover. And I wondered, "What are these poems like?" At that [...]

    10. "What voice? Tears wrote this. Pain bore this. When you are over-pregnant with fear this is what you give birth to."The poetry in this book are so colorful and vivid. The metaphors are overwhelming without trying too hard. There are just too much feels. I've read it more than once already but I am still trying to read it some more. I just couldn't get enough.

    11. Another Stunning WorkAfrican millennial poetry is after stunning, and much like Waheed and Ward, Mugabe has created a work that steeps the reader in culture and in struggle by exposing the bones of what it means to be from one place and miss it from afar. His poetry is stunning on every page, not a single poem lacks emotion or purpose.

    12. Zimbabwe is so beautifully written! and really made me think and contemplate pretty much everything. It made me think about the boys and girls that are growing up all over the world and the stereotypes that are already being ingrained into them. It made me appreciate my home, family, and love that is in my life from all over! It was great. it was amazing. It was beautiful. I loved it!!!

    13. Absolutely amazingI don't usually read a lot of poetry, but I must say that this is a great collection. There is a lot of imagery and aspiring works in this book. Very inspirational and touching. The only problem that I have with this book is that it was too short. I would have loved to keep reading.

    14. 4.5 Stars, this reminds me of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's, "We Should All Be Feminists". While Adichie offers a female, Nigerian perspective, Mugabe offers a male Zimbabwean perspective on his admiration for women and femininity.What differs from Adichie is Mugabe's focus on love and heart break.This is a quick read, about twenty minutes, but a powerful twenty minutes.

    15. If I could gift very single human being a poetry book to read, it would be this. The words were just apposite for the emotions they targeted. Loved every moment of this book!! Please buy it, read it, feel it, gift it!

    16. Beautiful A beautiful work of art, I lived within these pages, some books should be infinite. Thank you Tapiwa for this honest work of art.

    17. It was nice to read a different kind of poetry. It is mostly prose. They were very vivid. So vivid I wanted to see who the author was. I needed to know who wrote these poems.

    18. Healing words and prayers to my heart and soul. Thank you for reminding me that there are good, heart-centered men in the world who are brave enough to feel, to love, to cry, to break open.

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