»Vatete stands up and draws herself to her full height. She is wearing a black T-shirt, a calf length red skirt and pata-patas on her feet. There is murmuring from the visitors because it is disrespectful for her to stand up in the presence of men without being told. But my aunt does not care about such ‘useless protocol’.«
from Christina the Colourful in Where to Now?
Barbara was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She left home at the age of eighteen and worked in Germany before embarking on her undergraduate studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Barbara moved to the United States in 1997, where she resides with her husband and 4 daughters. She is passionate about raising her daughters, reading good literature, writing and running marathons.
amaBooks writings by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende
Short Story: Christina the Colourful in Where to Now?