Quotes by Zimbabwean authors
It is much harder to retain your position at the top than to get to the top.
Publishing can be a cliquish and incestuous business; it is not uncommon for writers from the same agencies and publishers to review each other.
Ian Smith thought his Rhodesia would last 1,000 years: it lasted less than 15.
In athletics, older runners tend to go for longer races, but it's the opposite in swimming because your body can't handle the endurance.
Everyone at home is so supportive. People recognise me, say how proud they are of me. It's awesome to hear, it's amazing to know I can touch so many people in a positive way.
On April 18, 1980, the last outpost of empire in Africa died. From Rhodesia's ashes rose a country that would take its place among the free nations as Zimbabwe, the last among equals. And men and women leapt to embrace this dream called Zimbabwe.
I don't want to write because I have to; I want to write because I want to. Sometimes, when writers write because they have to, the results are disastrous.
What we are trying to do now, this new generation of African writers, is to write about what it is to be a human being living in a particular African country. These are stories that resonate with anyone, anywhere.
I speak English. I dream in it. I cannot separate my English from my Shona; I see the world with those two languages.
There are some people who are happy to be African writers. They are pan-Africanists. I'm not a pan-Africanist. I think African countries have a lot in common. But we are also very different.
I wish to be clear: all foreign investments will be safe in Zimbabwe.
He's got everything. He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships, but it's a matter of time. He's an outstanding talent. I didn't realize how tall he is.
For the first years of my life, I went to school in Rhodesia. My memory of living in the townships is that they were actually really happy places.
It's the duty of any government: where there is disregard of the law, that law and order must be instituted.
Only al-Jazeera is allowed to report from Zimbabwe, but it is unwatchable. Their Zimbabwean reporter Supa Mandiwanzira was one of Zanu-PF's praise-singers at the reviled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
People always ask me how I manage to find humor in so much bleakness. I think this is almost a necessary skill to have.
I see myself a humble man, and I tell you I have no ambitions to be president.
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