ISBN 9781779063588
Pages 110
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2019
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

The Gods Sleep Through It All

A collection of essays

by Wonder Guchu

It has been said before that Africa is one of the richest continents in the world but the poorest and colonialism was blamed for Africa's problems before the continent was liberated. Although some leaders still blame colonialism for the poverty that is ravaging the continent today, it cannot be denied that poor governance, corruption, greed among many other ills are causing Africa's current problems. The essays in this collection The Gods Sleep Through It All discusses Africa's leadership problems and how most countries still rely on former colonisers for help despite boasting of untold natural wealth. The essays discuss the corruption of political parties and politics in Africa and question why African countries readily open their arms to countries like China but close borders to people from other African countries.

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About the Author

Wonder Guchu

Wonder Guchu is currently a journalist with The Herald newspaper in Harare. He was born in 1969 near Mvurwi and trained as a teacher of English at Gweru Teachers' College between 1988 and 1990. He subsequently spent five years teaching Masvingo and six in Harare. By this time he had been writing stories and poems for nine years, some of which were published in The Sunday Mail magazine, Tsotso and Moto. He also reviewed books for The Masvingo Star, The Independent, Parade, The Herald, The Sunday Standard and The Daily News, and was the music critic for the now defunct Masvingo Tribune. His writing features also in Writing Still. New Stories from Zimbabwe (Weaver Press, 2003). He is married with two children. 

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