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Badilisha Radio Podcasts: Tune In to Eight Great Poetry Readings Now!

Badilisha Radio proudly presents eight new poetry readings from Africa, the USA and the UK. Tune in!

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Badilisha! Brief: Michael Mabwe and Annie Moyo (Video)

Michael Mabwe and Annie Moyo

The Zimbabwean spoken-word performance pair of Michael Mabwe and Annie Moyo performed “Bullet Words” at the Badilisha Poetry X-Change. Here is a clip from their performance:

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Video: In Zimbabwe, the Word is a Bird

Comrade FatsoHere’s a video clip (see below – the image to the left is a still) of Zimbabwean “toyi-toyi” poet Samm Farai Monro – a.k.a. Comrade Fatso – performing at the 2007 Spier Poetry Festival. “The word is a bird,” he says – able to fly out of reach of the most determined censors.

Comrade Fatso is a member of the Uhuru Network, a community of Zimbabwean youths struggling for social and economic justice in that country. His work is particularly resonant given recent events there.

Click “play” to watch the video (if it doesn’t load, or is too grainy or slow, click the link below to watch it on the YouTube homepage:


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