I am a story teller. I’ve been telling stories since I was a child, when I’d wake up in the morning and stress the family out about listening to some crazy dream I’ve had at night. The madness continues even though my morning audience has shrunk.
I’m passionate about African stories and even more passionate about Africans telling African stories. The rich colourful backdrops, filled with vibrating colours, guiding the eye and mind; The full texture of the culture without criticism or comparison to any other and the interesting characters that lie curiously within; The villainy of terrifying evil and the soft gentle fall into the bosom of firm but comforting friend; the worn feet of a traveler along paths that are familiar while cutting new roads through unexplored territory, never knowing what lies ahead. Stories my father (Mugarura) told me. Stories his father (Mutana) told him. Stories Mutana was told by Mutambuka and so on to the Nth generation, pulsing through time to lil’ old me in my dreams.
This is why I do it… watch the video!
Let the Lion Speak (Mzamani Wegerif)
Here are websites I’m keeping my eyes on (I’ll keep updating!):
I thought I needed to clarify a few things so no one would ever be mistaken.
- I am a great proponent of harmony between all people of African descent. You will not find any denigrating commentary about any of my brothers or sisters on this blog.
- I support marriage equality and it may bleed through in my writing. I do not accept any alternate discussions concerning this.
- I understand evolution and its mechanisms as described by Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The Earth is close to 4.5 Billion years old and I accept that as scientific fact.
- Science is important. All of it.
- Art is important. All of it.
- Education, for the love of learning, is paramount. My feelings about institutional education are mixed.
Welcome to my World!