Home & Belonging
For a long time, the theme of home and belonging has been the focus of a lot of Zimbabwean literature, and it seemed a broad enough topic that Zimbabweans from any walk of life could speak on. However, as I was reading the entries for this month, my mind was not turned towards Zimbabwe’s wordsmiths but to its bards. While reading Anesu Ndlovu’s “The world, my home”: “They see me from a distance and decide not to come my way”, I found myself turning to Andy Brown’s plaintive statement “ndaikumbira mvura chete” (I was only asking for water) in Mawere Kongonya...
A Home for Zimbabwean Poets
The Ipikai Poetry Journal is an initiative of the Zimbabwe Poets Society. We are constantly looking for ways to support Zimbabwean poets wherever they are in the world.
Our first project is this journal. The best way you can support the poets who publish their work here is to share this widely. Tell your friends and family. Tell your neighbors and workmates. Zimbabwean poetry is alive.
The Zimbabwe Poets Society aims to build a strong community of poets and to foster relationships with other poetry initiatives around the world.
We will work to help poets grow; both as artists and as individuals. We will work to see the reach and influence of poetry expand.
One of our core goals is to make poetry more visible. We would like to see poetry in more spaces, on more lips, on more pages, on more airwaves.
We’d love to have you join us on this journey. If you would like to support Ipikai Poetry Journal or the Zimbabwe Poets Society in any way, do get in touch.