Enhancing literary appreciation in Zimbabwe and Africa

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On Saturday 23rd April, UpInSmoke Poetry Corner celebrated its 3rd Year Anniversary under the theme “Enhancing literary appreciation through creative writing and performance”.  UnInSmoke Poetry Corner is a weekly column in our sister publication – The Standard Newspaper. The celebrations were held at the trendy art gallery – First Floor Gallery in Harare.

Celebrations started off with a panel discussion comprising Professor Fred Zindi, Patience Musandirire ,Sanelisiwe Tsakani Muyambo, Nhire Mutimbanepasi,  Batsirai Chigama, Stephen Chigorimbo moderated by Valeri Kabov.

 

Thereafter, the country’s best-spoken word artists collaborated with musicians to deliver their pieces which were socio – political, economic, sexual, mental health and tradition inspired.

Also, in attendance was the prolific author Virgina Phiri, Afri Kera Arts Trust Founder and Director Soukaina Edom, award winning bassist and musician – Edith WeUtonga.

 

By Rutendo Mutsamwira