These Images are Stories

In 2017, I participated in a British Council artist’s residency in collaborations with Impact Hub and Zimbojam. Work produced during this residency appears in the London Reader, Prufrock Journal, the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) journal BUWA! and other publications. More here.

Jacarandas smell like a little room along Josiah Tongogara Street.

In October, they bloom, littering the gritty black roads 

like purple cocaine. The intersection traffic light glares a red eye,

but the world does not still. The world creeps forward over the double

white line, edging into unease, not devoid of sanity.

-Excerpt, Things I Have Forgotten Before, Bad Betty Press 2021

originally written at artist’s residency.


Batsirai Chigama

Project location

Harare, Zimbabwe