I am very glad and grateful to the Almighty God, the author, creator and maker of my life and my genius for the publication of my new book, "Bye, Bye Mugabe" in Nigeria.
This calls for a celebration, because of the importance of this book in my literary career.
BYE, BYE MUGABE
WINDS OF FIRE, WINDS OF CHANGE
A TWIST OF FATE
SHE CAME IN THE RAIN
THE GHOSTS OF AUSCHWITZ
BEYOND THE SEA
MEMORIES OF A REFUGEE CHILD
AFTER THE COUP
THE SHOCKING NEWS
MY EARTH, MY CITY AND MY HEARTTHROB
DAUGHTER OF A BEGGAR
Copyright © 2008 by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
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"Bye, Bye Mugabe" is my third major book. My first major book "Children of Heaven" was published by Krystal Publications in 1987 in Nigeria, the second book "Scarlet Tears of London" was published by my King of Kings Books International and distributed by Lulu.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many others outside Nigeria, and the third one "Bye, Bye, Mugabe" is published by Mareshah.
I always say let your works speak for you, because your works will prove your worth.
"Bye, Bye Mugabe" is the first book of my prose fiction in short stories on the existential realities of life on earth. There are love stories based on true life experiences, the nightmares of the victims of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the Niger Delta crisis, The Holocaust of World War Two, the Nigerian civil war, Tsunami Disaster and other incidents in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
I lost seven of my unpublished novels in Lagos, and I want to rewrite the most important ones.
I have two more books to be published before the end of this year and each one means a lot to me and the rest of the world.
I have two editors who are higly recommended. Josephine Dee in Nigeria and Pamela Guerrieri, who has judged the Christy Awards, the RWA Awards, and the ECPA Book of the Year Awards in America.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
President Robert Mugabe
March 24, 2008
Development Policy Analysis no. 5
A Decade of Suffering in Zimbabwe: Economic Collapse and Political Repression under Robert Mugabe
by David Coltart
On March 29, 2008, Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. Few people believe that they will be free and fair or that Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union– Patriotic Front party will fail to return to office.
That is a tragedy, because Mugabe and his cronies are chiefly responsible for an economic meltdown that has turned one of Africa's most prosperous countries into a country with one of the lowest life expectancies in the world. Since 1994, the average life expectancy in Zimbabwe has fallen from 57 years to 34 years for women and from 54 years to 37 years for men. Some 3,500 Zimbabweans die every week from the combined effects of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and malnutrition. Half a million Zimbabweans may have died already. There is no freedom of speech or assembly in Zimbabwe, and the state has used violence to intimidate and murder its opponents.
At the root of Zimbabwe's problems is a corrupt political elite that has, with considerable international support, behaved with utter impunity for some two decades. This elite is determined to hang on to power no matter what the consequences, lest it be held to account for the genocide in Matabeleland in the early 1980s and the wholesale looting of Zimbabwe that followed the mismanaged land reform in 2000.
When change comes to Zimbabwe, the nation will have to rediscover the rule of law and the sanctity of persons and property. The public discourse and the economy will have to be reopened. The new government will have to embrace a more limited idea of government and rescind legislation that makes the operation of the private sector next to impossible. Moreover, the new government will have to find a way for the people of Zimbabwe to heal the wounds caused by decades of political violence.
Read the full report in Pdf.
~ David Coltart is a member of the Parliament of Zimbabwe. Affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change, he represents the Bulawayo South Constituency and serves as the shadow justice minister.
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Bush: Mugabe Has Ruined Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Opposition Faction In Alliance With ZANU-PF Rebel Makoni
Zimbabwean Annual Inflation Surges To Official 66,000% In December
Makoni Promises Reconciliation As One Cure for Zimbabwe's Problems
Zimbabwe Election Authorities Again Extend Voter Registration Deadline
Economic Hard Times Makes for a Frugal Valentines Day in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Gunners Football Club Prepares For Premier League Debut
Zimbabwe Presidential Candidates Makoni And Tsvangirai Square Off
Zimbabwe Presidential Challenger Outlines Platform
Some Zimbabwean Voters Find Their Names Missing From Voter Rolls
Zimbabwe NGO Warns Political Violence Rising As Elections Approach
Zimbabwean Women's Activist Group Charges Police Beatings In Protest
Zimbabwe's Dynamos Reinforced By Marere In African Champions League
Britain Joins Chorus Of Concern Over Approaching Zimbabwe Elections
Human Rights Body Says Zimbabwe Not Ready For Elections
Maize Meal, Zimbabwean Staple Food, Hard To Find And Expensive
Women Activists Demonstrate For Child Rights In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's Ruling ZANU-PF Party Perplexed By Makoni Upstart Candidacy
Voter Registration & Verification Extended In Zimbabwe - But Until When?
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Sure of Victory in General Elections
Power Outages And Water Shortages In Zimbabwe Becoming Chronic
Zimbabwe Presidential Hopeful Makoni Urged To Seek Opposition Allies
US Expresses 'Very Serious Concern' About Zimbabwe March Elections
Mugabe Challenger From Zimbabwe Ruling Party Denies Western Backing
Zimbabwe Ruling Party Riven By Divisions, Distrust With Elections Looming
Zimbabwe Opposition Members Criticize Candidate Selection Process