Treasure Island

tinashe severa

(11/01/86 / harare, zimbabwe)

Biography of tinashe severa

one of zimbabwe`s most promising short story writers, novelist and Poet.He comes across mostly a comical writer along the lines of Ata Ama Aidoo, but he is a strong social commentator.I was suprised when i first met the young man sometime in 2004 at the book cafe in harare, all along i thought he was in his mid 30`s, considering the subject matters of most of his work.He`s now barely in his 20`s but he writes with the same confidence and forcefulness of a much seasoned writer.Currently he is an accounting student at Africa university, in Mutare.

tinashe severa's Works:

The pulpit speaks.(poetry collection 2005)
Poems of Tinashe Severa(E book 2006)
The hut.(short story collection 2006)

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I wish i had been there

I wish i had been there,
wish i had seen it all,
...sailed among them,
...seen them crack up,
bulging under the folds of human flesh,
...the breeze of slavery,
..puncuated by the stench of rotting corpses,
...human excretion,
...the sweat of poverty,

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