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POI-your Profile Photo, Image may contain: one or more people and closeup September is the month of PEACE and we all know  mothers, sisters   and daughters are doyens  of peace. POI presents to you a creative and literary arts genius in the person of Grace Tafadzwa Mutandwa- princess of Zimbabwean creativity and  literati. Mutandwa is a professional media expert, a mother of substance and a Pen – Slinger of note who enjoys digging through books to attain knowledge. While every day, she chisels her way through the thesauruses and encyclopedias to harvest   that type of honey we call WISDOM.

Dear reader meets our personality of the month in this blog journal- Grace Tafadzwa Mutandwa. We invite your comments, your likes and even your suggestions on our journal site and articles; you can also contact us through our email address, inspiringoersonalities@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

  1. My greatest life achievement was to be able to raise and nurture three children into useful members of society, into adults who are politically aware and who respect and promote human rights. Although I have been widely published I see myself as still growing and my first novel first published under the title; Whose Daughter my Child? (Now on Amazon under Oh Daniel!) Is my pride and joy because it is a creative story that speaks to many women on so many levels.

 

 

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  1. I returned to freelance work a few years ago. With enough free time on my hands I have been involved with mentoring young female journalists through a US embassy programme. One of the young women is now an editor of a magazine, another was applying for a Chevening Scholarship in our last communication while others are also pursuing other professional and academic opportunities. I wrote my memoirs, The Power and The Glory, through a Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Zimbabwe) journalist in residence programme. Through the memoirs I shared my experiences in a male dominated industry and also explored the country’s political terrain and what we could have done better as journalists of that era. When the opportunity to revive Pen Zimbabwe arose I took on the role of interim Chairperson – it helped me steer programmes directed at young women and the community in general to revive literature and encourage the nurturing of new voices – Feb 2016- August 2017.

 

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  1. I believe in the importance of education. But, as a woman who had to work and raise her children, my formal education took a backseat. I am in the process of applying to universities because now I can focus on my own academic growth. I also believe in learning from life’s experiences and my time raising and educating my children has not been wasted. I have acquired great knowledge from the university of life which has enriched my writing.

 

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  1. We are limited only by the breadth and depth of our dreams. We grow by holding each other up and acknowledging and exploiting our diversity.

 

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Grace Tafadzwa Mutandwa: Literary Arts Accomplishments

 

  1. Africans on Africa 2000 (Contributed a chapter on Zimbabwe)
  2. Sui Generis Zimbabwes Genetic Inheritance 2002
  3. Visions of Zimbabwe Manchester Gallery exhibition on Zimbabwe 2004(Contributed a chapter)
  4. Whose Daughter my Child? a novel on Gender and HIV/AIDS Amerdon Media 2006 (Now published on Amazon under the title; Oh Daniel)
  5. The Power and The Glory a media book that discusses the permanent realties of journalism – MISA-Zimbabwe 2011

 

 

 

BIO – DATAImage may contain: one or more people and indoor

Grace Tafadzwa Mutandwa is a trained journalist with almost three decades of experience in both print and electronic media. Mutandwa is a prolific writer with sound editing and social media skills. The expert has a good command of English, strong strategic communication, and analytical skills.  The writer has worked with   diplomatic, media, cultural, religious, educational and political entities in Zimbabwe and abroad.

Over the years Tafadzwa has worked first as a junior reporter with the Sunday mail Newspaper in 1984 and later became a senior reporter  in 1985 . In 1986 was appointed  the Zimbabwe  Inter-Africa News Agency (ZIANA)  as a  senior parliamentary reporter, later on in 1988 she joined  the Inter Press Service(IPS)  Africa Women Features Service  as  an Anglophone Coordinator, while in 1990  her star  continued  to shine  as became  the journalist/editor for the Ecumenical  Documentation and Information Centre monthly  Economic and political Newsletter. .  She later worked as a Freelance journalist until   the late 90s; she also worked as a senior reporter for Chitungwiza Express. Mutandwa  worked  as  a  political  reporter and lifestyle editor  of  the Financial Gazette,before joining  the  Communications  sections of the British  Embassy in Zimbabwe    as   the section  Deputy Director for almost 10 years . After her  retirement  from  the British Embassy , she  expanded her networking  by sharing  her  writing  and creativity  with the growing   writing and creative communities . She had a stint with MISA as a Media -Expert in- residence while also worked with the United States Public Affairs in Harare t training young female journalists in Zimbabwe (Young Female Journalist Mentorship program). Grace Tafadzwa is passionate with the rights and the education of girls and women.

Twitter handle: @GraceMutandwa1

Facebook:Grace Tafadzwa Mutandwa

Email address:taffy875@gmail.com

 

 

 

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