"... the sense of 'urgency' and the realisation that a poem has its own sense of 'time' are inherent in the work of four accomplished women poets from Zimbabwe. These voices are much needed, conveying a world made magnificent in its humanity. These voices sing of an unquenchable spirit against the backdrop of convention and expectation. Their poems also display the canniness of place and in Olson's words 'a tracking of earth in time'."
Ethel Irene Kabwato has won many prizes for her prose and poetry. She works in a project called Slum Cinema, a voluntary initiative which seeks to empower disadvantaged communities through multi-media work.
Fungai Rufaro Machirori has won national short-story and script writing competitions; is a journalist, researcher and blogger, and works in international development with specific focus on gender issues.
Joice Shereni is a single mother of two children. Her writing empowers her to shed light on her understanding of the world.
Blessing Musariri is an award-winning children's author and widely published. She has been featured in various international anthologies and was recently awarded a special prize in the Susie Smith Memorial Prize Competition, Oxfam. Her poem 'Mitu's Spice Tour' was the Saturday Poem in the Guardian on 17th April 2010.