Poetry: If you were to come back (by Hasani)

Zimbabwe flag

Zimbabwe flag

Hasani is a poet from Zimbabwe who left the country due to political strife. He writes protest poetry and advocates for recognition of human rights and justice in Zimbabwe. He currently lives in London.

Below is one of his poems: “If you were to come back”

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Poetry: Zimbabwe teapot (by Hasani)

"Torture, hatred and political rhetoric stoke the flames" by Hasani

“Torture, hatred and political rhetoric
stoke the flames” by Hasani

Hasani is a poet from Zimbabwe who left the country due to political strife. He writes protest poetry and advocates for recognition of human rights and justice in Zimbabwe. He currently lives in London.

Below is the poem he wrote to go with the image above. I read it for the first time in 2013.

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Poetry: Cry beloved Great Zimbabwe (by Hasani)

Hasani is a poet from Zimbabwe who left the country due to political strife. He writes protest poetry and advocates for recognition of human rights and justice in Zimbabwe. He currently lives in London.

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INNOCENT VICTIMS: by Catherine Buckle: Extract 4

 

Innocent Victims by Catherine Buckle

Innocent Victims by Catherine Buckle

Innocent Victims is set in Zimbabwe where a violently enforced land redistribution programme spilled across the country’s farms at the turn of the millennium. The author, Catherine Buckle, weaves together first hand accounts of Meryl Harrison’s struggle to help the animals trapped in the midst of the chaos.

This is the final extract from Innocent Victims to be posted on The Phraser.  In it there is a reference to Rupert Fothergill * who, in the 1950s, led the rescue of the animals endangered by the rising water of the new Kariba Dam.

The extract that follows is copyrighted material.

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