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COLLEEN MADAMOMBE Zimbabwe stone sculptor

Colleen Madamombe (born 1964, died 31-May-2009) was a Zimbabwean sculptor. Colleen Madamombe, born in 1964 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe following independence in 1980) received her secondary education at school in Kutama, between 1979 and 1984. She obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts at the BAT Workshop School of …

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JOHN TAKAWIRA Zimbabwe Sculptor in stone

John Takawira (1938 – 8 November 1989) was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The background to the sculptural movement of which he was a leading member is given in the article on Shona art. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Takawira was born in Chegutu, the son of a policeman, but grew up in …

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Tatelicious causes huge stir on Social Media

Zimbabwe transgender woman Tatelicious, born Tatenda Zenzo Karigambe is at it again. On Monday she caused a stir with a controversial Facebook video dancing in only her panties and bra. Despite heavy criticism following the initial video, yesterday she posted another video dancing in her lingerie. The Easter video was …

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YVONNE VERA Zimbabwe writer

Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 – April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those …

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SUPA MANDIWANZIRA Zimbabwe journalist

Supa Mandiwanzira is the current Minister for Information, Communication and Technology and Courier Services and was formerly the Deputy Minister of Information in Zimbabwe. Having started his career working in financial print media, he subsequently moved to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), for five years as a business and financial …

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WILLIE MUSARURWA Zimbabwe journalist

Wirayi Dzawanda “Willie” Musarurwa (24 November 1927 – 3 April 1990) was a Zimbabwean journalist. Musarurwa studied at Princeton University from 1961 to 1962. He opposed the policies of both the minority white government and later the majority black government. He was imprisoned for over 10 years without trial. Later, …

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SOLOMON MUTSWAIRO Zimbabwe writer

Solomon Mangwiro Mutswairo also spelt Mutsvairo, (April 26, 1924 – November 2005) was a Zimbabwean novelist and poet. A member of the Zezuru people of central Zimbabwe, Mutswairo wrote the first novel in the Shona language, Feso. Feso, originally published in Zezuru in 1957 when Zimbabwe was still the colony …

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TENDAI MUKOMBERANWA Zimbabwe sculptor

Tendai Mukomberanwa (born 1974) is a Zimbabwean sculptor. The son of Grace Mukomberanwa and Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Tendai worked with his father from age 10 in his early childhood days. His artwork has been sold and exhibited worldwide. He continues sculpting at the family studios in Ruwa. CAREER Tendai began sculpting …

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