PALAVER PALAVER PALAVER

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There was a ripe yield down at the Second-hand Books & Bric-a-Brac yesterday. In amongst the tarnished silver and cracked figurines was this book. It’s a collection of columns from the Zimbabwe Standard called Palaver Finish by Chenjerai Hove who died in exile in Stavanger only a few months ago. It was hard to get a handle on the title essay … Continue reading

Cry of the Chicken Nugget دعاء التشيكن ناجت

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How do you feel about this statement? “An Arab is a person whose mother tongue is Arabic.”- Article 10, 1947 Ba’ath Constitution I’m not one of these people who can pick up languages like shells on a seashore. I have to be drowning just to work my way up to a fluent float and even then I … Continue reading

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