South Africa or Southern Africa: what’s the difference? The quick answer: ‘South Africa’ refers to just one country. ‘Southern Africa’ refers to multiple countries in the south of Africa. The African continent is massive: it’s around 1.25 times bigger than … Continued
Adventures in Zambezia is an animated film from 2012, set in the spectacular borderlands of Zambia and Zimbabwe known as the Zambezi Valley. Why watch it? Best bits: The best aspect of the film is that it shows off the … Continued
When we’re stuck at home in lockdown, sometimes it can feel like the walls are closing in on us. We want to escape, do something new, see anything other than the four walls around us. We’re tired of the same … Continued
I visited Kuimba Shiri Bird Park in May 2016, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it as one of the best family days out in Harare (and Zimbabwe, for that matter). Note: I was not paid for writing this article. I … Continued
Book overview: Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace Genre: Fiction Great Zimbabwe Guide summary: Plunges you into the wounded psyche of Zimbabwe as it might have been 25 years ago. Do read it: if you want to get another perspective … Continued
Prudence Mabhena is the lead singer of the award-winning Zimbabwean band Liyana. She and her seven band members are all disabled. She is also the title character of the documentary Music by Prudence, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Her voice has been likened to South African music legend Miriam Makeba – listen to her sing and you’ll see why The Great Zimbabwe Guide is proud to feature her in its first ‘Great Zimbabweans’ post.