Nene ran her bloody fingers through the thick curls that made her hair. Something was in the crown of her head. A louse. A fat louse in its teens. She was going to kill it .She was a very capable being with an immortal soul. And she knew her body fed from it. Her soul. …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Nov 12, 2019

A light drizzle started as I stepped out. Just as I reached the gate, the skies opened and released a heavy downpour. I moved briskly, trying to avoid the mud. Sis’ Pinkie would be furious if I messed up the shoes. They were comfy black all-stars which she had given to me a while back. …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Nov 7, 2019

INTWASA SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2019 After a four year hiatus, the Intwasa Short Story Competition is back and calling for entries. The competition is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in English. The competition also seeks to promote Zimbabwean narratives from Zimbabwean writers be they in Zimbabwe or living in …

by Intwasa_Festival
Feb 6, 2019

Curatorial Statement: Mthabisi Phili The Realities and Experiences Exhibition will open on the 28th of  September at the National Gallery in Bulawayo during the 2018 edition of Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo. Zimbabwe has been a host of realities and experiences from social, political, economic and religious spheres. Beginning with the 2016 July protests, the Zimbabwean …

by Intwasa Festival
Aug 23, 2018

Intwasa Extra, taking place from the 28th to the 31st of December 2017, is a spill over program from the main Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo that takes place every year during the month of September in the city of Bulawayo. The four day arts extravaganza coming under the theme “Celebrating a New Era” is basically …

by Intwasa Festival
Dec 6, 2017

One of the most exciting moments at Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo is the Live Literature Sessions by Centre For Talent Development (CTD). In 2015 alone about 3000 O’ and A’ level students from schools as far as Plumtree, Lupane and Filabusi thronged Bulawayo Theatre to watch live stage performances of various literature setbooks by this …

by Intwasa Festival
May 17, 2016

Last week, on the 30th of April, Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo stopped accepting applications for the 2016 edition. As usual there were one on two artists that submitted their applications a day or two after the deadline. The excuses were too numerous and always the same – almost believable. As Intwasa and a people’s festival …

by Intwasa Festival
May 11, 2016

In March this year I was very lucky to attend the first International Festival Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The one week festival management course is organized by Festivals Edinburgh in partnership with the British Council. My participation at the academy was courtesy of Intwasa’s long standing partnership with British Council Zimbabwe. My experience in Scotland, …

by Intwasa Festival
May 4, 2016

Dear reader, and by extension festival goer, if you are reading this article and you have a calendar or diary near you please mark the following dates – 26 September to 1 October 2016. These are the official Intwasa dates. Notice that for the first time in the history of the festival we have encroached into October. But …

by Intwasa Festival
Jan 27, 2016

The New Year is upon us and as we celebrate it half the mind is already thinking about Intwasa 2016. Things being equally we should actually be announcing the 2016 edition programme or at least the headline acts with this blog article. In countries where the arts are serious business festivals are programmed a year …

by Intwasa Festival
Jan 12, 2016