Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire

Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith, University of Nebraska at Omaha

This article was reused with kind permission.


"A luta continua," the slogan for the revolution in much of southern Africa, is a befitting theme for Nozipo Maraire's mother-to-daughter clarion call to "remember" in order to know and be, for it is in knowing what makes one that one then knows how to be how to absorb "multiple frames of reality." Thus the essence of a mother's legacy to her daughter as she enters a new world, leaving her native Zimbabwe to study at Harvard, in the USA.