Patrick Chiguri is an author born in the beauty of Zimbabwe, currently living in the marvelous land of South Africa.
A hotelier by proffession who has had many experiences over the years in Africa’s dwelling.
He loves Africa and its people and his message is relevant to the setting of Africa. He advocates for the emancipation of the girl child and her rights upheld.
He does debates, motivational speaking and trainings on topics African, politics, current affairs, economics, culture and tradition.
Book: Letter To My African Girl Child
After many encounters with the day to day challenges haunting the African girl child, I was prompted to make way for the most compelling summation of the 21st Century African girl’s troubles and how best they could be addressed and economically emancipating her in the end.
In three letters a father and daughter unravel the deep socio-economic ills befalling the unfortunate young women and men of the mother land. It’s a love thing when a father seeks to amicably address poverty, political gangsters, rape, drug and substance addictions, inequality, disease, natural disasters, cultural erosion, marital turmoil, and an education system that kept her inferior with social injustice deliberately cast out on Africa’s beauty.
After an emotional breakdown that hit her badly, she needed a survival guide to face the cruel, world in its sense.
The two generations have to fuse their experiences to raise a generationally upright and economically sound people enabling them to compete with the rest of the world.
The Rainbow Nation and the Raging People Kindle Edition
The heady days of promise of twenty-five years ago, when the democratic Rainbow Nation of South
Africa was born, are over. Promises made have not been kept. Hopes for a better life have been dashed.
The varied people of South Africa have been sold down the river, and our rainbow is fast fading.
In this thoughtful book, Patrick Chiguri, author of the popular Letter to my African Girl Child, thoughtfully examines the anger that exists in the raging people of the country and offers some ideas as to how the tinderbox that is the country can avoid total conflagration.
Mama Africa and the Wicked Wizard
A play vividly depicting the lost pride of a people, who would prefer third class citizenship than their own home. A traditional court “The People vs The Power” seeks to resolve the various differences as the people bay for the blood of the leadership. There must be a place of hope.
Let him grieve
Custom and religion fortify a man yet the deny him the very right to grieve when he desperately needs to. The author of Letter to my African girl child, The rainbow nation and the raging people and Mama Africa and the wicked Wizard tells an intriguing tale of pain filled divorce from a man’s perspective. He challenges some norms and tears apart the hypocrisy and double faces shown to a man in excruciating hurt.
Relationships that matter
The sacred question are humans more important than the material we all desire prompted this piece. The 21st Century has brought much disregard of the human relationships as an opportunity cost for the rise of individualism. The author navigates the relationships that have built the man he has become. An examination into our day to day life has one’s mind driven into this beautiful piece, decoding the loss of us, a people!
For the living and the dead: The playlist 33
In his 8th book Author Patrick Chiguri uses music to connect a father and a son. The conundrum of a son always seeking his roots is inexplicable. The father is aware that his long lost son will yearn for his father and prepares for that day in advance. These carefully selected traditional, cultural and meaningful songs that gave joy to Southern Africa in the past fifty years bring these two together. It is well packaged lessons through these hits and melodies that rocked our airwaves from our living and departed legends.
Patrick’s 10th offering is a political thriller. A minister from Chapwititi (land of turmoil) dies. In a surreal show of Supernatural force, his departed soul is forced to re-live his evil before he is buried. Vividly explicit encounters put him close-up to the man that he truly was. He had failed as a leader who robbed the coffers of the poor. Sigauke, was a king maker, who had no shame in eliminating any opponents. Using his influence and power he stole the innocence of young women destroying young adults in utter greed. Chapwititi is not sorry to lose him and judgement hath come for him, there are no bodyguards or secret service agents to protect him from the wrath of the after-life.
My Black Spirituality and Identity
The last hurdle is the defaulting of our minds to free our souls. Everything our ancient leaders stood for has been demonised and a corrosion of our history and culture is at an advanced stage. The Spiritual window is the parent and holder of every bit of our lives. When your Spiritual connection with Mwari/God/Mdali is not in the flourishing season then all the other aspects of life cannot be truly
Who will love Dzimbabwe
A generation is displaced and dreams shattered in this epic narration of the events of 1999-2016. All have sinned in the ordeal that Patrick relays. A nation’s pride is it’s people. Who has not taken part in the plunder of a land so beautiful? Who will love Dzimbabwe? The land of the stone houses is wilting and rundown yet all citizens take turns to help in it’s decline. This is a record of history!
The man you will never have
Domestic violence has destroyed the African home. In a society that denies men the right to grieve, where do they turn to when the whole world is developing the girl child. Who will save the men subjected to bullying and emotional abuse at the hands of the empowered girl child. The good men are also victims of a horrendous trend that is only in the grape vine as they brave their day to day. This story is food for thought in the growing reality that men are being left out as women are fortified!
Patrick Chiguri Author
This month I profiled many young people doing magnificent work in Africa. Here’s one remarkable future bearer!
Godwill Anesu T Mamhiyo is a South Africa based- Zimbabwe born former professional cricketer whose love for sport is immense and is churning all raw materials around him to suffice the gap in the Sport Consulting fraternity. He and colleagues Godwin Mamhiyo, Francis Mayebe, Sandra Sauramba, Keith Dabengwa formally established Africa Sports Consulting in October 2020; though informally the project had been in operation for almost a year prior.
The inspiration to this great idea simply put is; “Our stories. We each walked unique journeys as athletes and reached different height but there was a common theme of a lack of empowerment and sustainability. We have seen many a sad story and still have brothers/sisters, young and old, whose lives we can change if we take up the mantle”, said the ever smiling young man.