In May of this year, a few days after the launch of my first book, a short story collection titled DANCING WITH LIFE AND OTHER SHORT STORIES (www.africanbookscollective.com/authors-editors/christopher–mlalazi), a stage play I co-wrote with a fellow writer, and titled THE CROCODILE OF ZAMBEZI, was banned by our government a day after the opening night, but after the production manager had been abducted by two secret police, taken to the bush out of the city and tortured.
– Oct 29
PEN strongly protests attacks against the cast and crew of satirical play The Crocodile of Zambezi and its banning by the police in Bulawayo. …
www.pen.org/printpage.php/prmID/1610 – 42k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
The poem I am posting today, which I wrote last night, has been inspired by this incident, and the power sharing deal between our ruling party and our two main opposition parties, of which we are still waiting the results of, after two long and nerve wracking months…we are fed up!
It is very silent
On the surface
Of the Zambezi River
But deep underneath
A cyclone surges
Threatening to erupt
And engulf us once again
In vengeful crocodiles
And dawn disappearances
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