The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: 'Harare Files' Bears Testimony to the Resilience of the Human Spirit

The Bank Windhoek Theatre School will stage the one-person theatre production 'Harare Files', this December 5 and 6, which tells seven of the 700,000 stories of Operation Murambatsvina. An initiative of the Zimbabwean government in May 2005, whereby 700,000 people, by some measures almost a third of the population of the capital, were left homeless.

The production focuses on seven selected first-hand stories of the women affected by Operation Murambatsvina, told in their own words. It is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. The narrative drama and poignancy of these true and personal stories is over-whelming and shocking. The stories always transcend certain themes, including, how women deal with such destruction in their lives.

This testimony is brought to the stage by Tonderai Munyebvu, and is adapted from 'In My Own Words: Zimbabwean Women's encounter with Operation Murambatsvina', directed by Sarah Norman, and produced by Pamberi Trust. The 'Harare Files' salutes the people of Harare.

The production will be staged at Bank Windhoek Theatre School at 19h00 on December 5 and 6. Entrance is free.

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