The Wind Scatters

This envisaged collection will comprise of short stories set in different periods over a century, beginning from the 1920s to the  2020s. The stories will trace the lives of a set of friends (and later their offspring) growing up in a Zimbabwean village to become omasiganda, the troubadours whose story has often drawn parallels with the bluesmen of the Mississippi Delta. The collection will follow the set from its rural roots and as it joins the drift towards urban areas, scatters over southern Africa. In the latter half of the twentieth century, their children cross the planet when globalisation starts to accelerate the movement of peoples across national borders and cultural frontiers.

Project leader(s):
  • Brian Chikwava (Writer, Artist-in-Residence)

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