Short & Snappy with Tinashe Jakwa

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS.

Tender.

WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

To visit the Democratic Republic of Congo.

FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Lilya 4-ever.

BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Life.

DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING.

Cementing.

IN TEN YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU BE NOSTALGIC FOR?

It remains to be seen.

FAVOURITE WORD?

Kuda: to want, to will, to love.

WHAT’S THE BEST SHORT STORY YOU’VE EVER READ?

Weight of Whispers by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.

WHAT FICTIONAL PLACE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?

Tomorrow.

MORNING OR NIGHT?

Night: full of promise.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT HOME?

It’s where my life began.

WHAT’S THE LAST ADVENTURE YOU WENT ON?

In July 2018, I visited Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia.

WHERE’S THE FIRST PLACE YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?

I look for inspiration in Thomas Mapfumo’s music.

IS CEREAL SOUP?

Potentially.

WHAT’S THE CLOSEST THING TO MAGIC?

Being.


Tinashe Jakwa is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. As a member of the African-Australian diaspora, Tinashe also writes short stories and poetry on the frustrations and joys of diasporic life. Her short story, “No Child of One’s Own”, was published in the Margaret River Press and Centre for Stories 2017 short story anthology, Ways of Being Here.

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