HIFA Festival in Zimbabwe 津巴布韦国际艺术节

SA 15First let’s recall the performance of Chirikure Chirikure during the What is Poetry International Festival II in South Africa. He hooked us and led us march on further to Harare where he’s from.

You have to imagine how we walked on the Bridge on Limpopo River across the border of South Africa and Zimbabwe as I didn’t dare to take any pictures when the armed soldiers were standing at the fort watching us closely and asking us to show passports as we approached (we had spent some time to get visas from the immigration office at the border)… From that point we got on a bus and rode all the way north to Harare.

The night sky was low and full of huge stars in Zimbabwe – I’ve never seen so many stars so clearly in my life. Just imagine it. I didn’t take pictures even though the armed soldiers were not watching us any more. So just imagine the sky is low and you can reach the stars with your stretched out hands… pick up your favorite ones and cut them into pieces for a salad. I’m always confused with fruit and veggies when traveling, and in Zimbabwe people grow them in the sky.

Trip to Harare to attend HIFA 2013 in Zimbabew 津巴布韦国际艺术节 — A Photo Report by Mindy Zhang

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Mindy in Zimbabwe(photo by Michael Augustin)

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Chinese-English bilingual magazine (will include more languages), published in Los Angeles USA, printed in Beijing China. ISSN 2159-2772

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