tinashe severa

Rookie (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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The Big People

the land of the big people
my land
had greatness thrust upon her once
but that was a long time ago and the big people then already had eyes that saw not

my land
the land were uneducated black workers
sweat endlessly under the african sun
buliding ice-skating rings for the big people

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