Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi

Panashe Chigumadzi, Sweet Medicine

– You cannot fight an evil disease with sweet medicine. –

– Work, don’t wish. –

– For many families a woman is only really good enough to do two things. That’s to either get married off to a son-in-law for a good number of cows, or, if she so chooses to remain a spinster for the rest of her life, to be free domestic help for the household. So, if that’s the case and I have the honour of being disregarded by the likes of Fata Masika, I’m happy to be an educated prostitute. –

– The most difficult kind of honesty is honesty with yourself. –

– I tell you, prostitutes are professional in their skills and practise it like the vocation of a true apostles – and why shouldn’t they? What’s so different from the accountant or the doctor selling his time? … They do those things because that was what was available for their talents and their circumstances at the time. But do we pity them? No. –

– Yes, she was in fact a Very Divorceable Woman who took off her wedding ring and, in turn, had her ex-husband Mr Zvobgo, the almost Undivoreceable Man had it not been for her Divorceable-ness, discover just how Divorceable he was. –



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