Zimbabwe – “Caged Bird” (also a poem by Maya Angelou)
I love Zimbabwe – I was born there, my father was born there, I went to school there, and I was married there. A few weeks ago I returned for a wedding.
It was a packed ten days. We stayed on a farm, we visited friends in Harare, and we spent three days in the Eastern Highlands.
Every step of the way weary Zimbabwe was courteous and kind.
“Torture, hatred and political rhetoric
stoke the flames.”
In 2013 Hasani, who writes protest poetry and advocates for recognition of human rights and justice in his homeland, Zimbabwe, was on stage at the Bath Literary Festival as one of the cast in “Souvenirs”. The play was written by the cast, who were all members of Freedom from Torture’s creative writing group – Write to Life.