Magodo -Mutukwa Slings her Pen of Resistance.

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CATHERINE MAGODO- MUTUKWA is a prolific and a multi award-winning Zimbabwean voice in the diaspora. Her verses are bold, pregnant with reason and they drip the honey of wise counsel. Her voice is motherly, as she rebukes fellow women to rise, to speak out and to raise the fist of resistance and thrash barbarism. The imagery abound beautifies her art of poesy. MUTUKWA is a literary combatant standing up bravely for the pains and glories of motherhood and womanhood. A legendary advocate of girl child. A literary sniper and her bullets are heft with truth, as they fire directly into the belly of male -chauvinism and scalds innards of of sexist demons. Her realism shrapnel whips fellow kindred sisters to resurrect from the doom of gloom of yester year slumber, to rise from tattered laurels and embrace the glory of resistance and the warm sun rays of resilience.   A SISTERS KEEPER. WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS celebrates  prowess with  the iconic chronicler CATHERINE MAGODO-MUTUKWA by featuring her poetic insignia on our digital pages on this day of our God, the Almighty and Again we are humbled as we celebrate Africa Day with our literary Arts Legendary. ALUTA CONTINUA (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).



EMPTY  (ForWomenWhoLostChildren)

She said,

I keep staring at this emptiness

where my ‘whole’ used to be


there’s a ‘hole’ now


the ‘everything’ that imposed

‘nothing’ on me…

nothing to hold and nothing to


except for the memories…

from the day I laid my eyes on

him to the last day I laid him

to rest,

My silence buried him,

watching it all in muffled stillness,

I was too afraid of the words

I~I would say

the words that were burning hot

things inside of me,

the words that are still burning

without ending…

For now

allow me a moment of sadness

and grief

Its been a while but the weight

of his loss weighs heavily on me

It’s nestled in the creases of my

hollow heart,

searching for healing in the hidden

parts within me…

Maybe one day I will accept…but

for now I don’t want to forget.





I’m searching for the


to put into your mouth

so that

you can find your voice

you’re so desperately seeking for,

am here,

to peel away the layers of made-up strength,

brittle to the touch,

to access the exhausted human within you

who can’t seem to keep up with the charade

so you can be gentle with yourself

Did you tell them?

Did you tell them about the many wars you

had to overcome this morning,

for your feet to touch the ground…

the effort it took to inhale and then exhale

when you would rather not …

about the dousing of a fire that once burnt

fiercely with intense conviction

when the heart was young and unscathed with


about the crumbling down of boldness that you

keep trying to gather and

yet it keeps escaping with the fumes of

suffocated anger


your anger does not need an explanation or

permission when you become un-stitched…



The doors of my mind, there’re refusing

to open

to uncover the mystery that makes

one understand

this tragedy that has become life at


My HOME is on fire, it is burning…

BURNING I tell you!

Allow me to air my frustration, while

I sit here at the edge of dashed hopes.

Deep in the valley of despondency

where my thoughts remain oppressed and

my opinions suppressed and

all these emotions unexpressed,

“Powerless” needs no translation

the words I carry deep inside there’re too

heavy, too heavy for pen and paper,

I can only petition our maker in the

eloquence of my silence.

An attempt to make sense of these agonies

has left so much unsaid

though I feel like shattering, simmering in

anger, struggling to conceal this mental anguish,

I begin to understand the value of my voice

to calm this storm…


CATHERINE MAGODO-MUTUKWA hails from an African city down in the southern hemisphere. She is a mother, a poet/writer, a counselor and an advocate for the girl-child and women. She’s very passionate about giving a voice to all those who struggle with the tongue which refuses to give them a language of feelings and expression.Catherine has a BA English and Communication Hons Degree and is the author of several books. She has been anthologized in a number of collections and some of her works are featured in various online magazines both locally and internationally.



                                    MEET THE WOMAWORDS CURATOR Mbizo CHIRASHA.

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#WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS# A Trendsetting Digital Arts Culture Thicket archiving creative resilience and artistic excellence. It is a platform to exhibit women of literary arts prowess and revolutionary sister comrades defying ugly odds of barbarism , chauvinism and savagery to positively change their communities through artistic resistance , to right the wrong perceptions as they carry the torchlight to stardom. WOMAWORDS is Haven of Head -busting Short Fiction . Nerve -Shredding Poetry And Mind -Blowing ARTISTIC Profiles* -Authored and Curated by 2020 Freedom of Speech/Literary Arts Activism Culture Fellow at PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, Germany, Award Winning Poet , Widely Published Essayist Writer , Creative Arts Activism IDEAS Curator and Literary Arts Projects Diplomatie,MBIZO CHIRASHA

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