Tom Benyon OBE (ZANE), his wife Jane and their dog Leah, reach the end of their 2013 fundraising walk for ZANE
Meryl Harrison of the ZNSPCA who led animal rescues at the time of Zimbabwe’s chaotic land redistribution programme (photographed in England in 2012)
The Phraser has tapped away another year … thanks! It’s knowing there’s an audience that gets the writing out from somewhere between my ears and into cyberspace.
It has been a stretched eighteen months of writing with Zimbabwe, land of my birth, still taking up much of the space. Quite a chunk of that has been taken up by two interviewees.
Where do I Belong? From Kabul to London – A Refugee’s Life by Shabibi Shah
Shabibi Shah left Afghanistan almost exactly thirty years ago – in March 1983.
The slim book, Where do I Belong?, is about Shabibi Shah’s life in Afghanistan and then as a refugee.
The tale is written with precision and in English, a language Shabibi mastered in her late forties. She is a published poet in her own language of Dari, and is careful with words.