Having the “uncomfortable conversations” – Zimbabwean poet Linda Gabriel on her latest work and Berlin’s African Book Festival

 

 

We spoke to Zimbabwean poet Linda Gabriel about her process, her poetry, and her one-woman play, “You Think You Know Me,” which she’ll perform on April 28 at Babylon, as part of Berlin’s African Book Festival: Writing in Migration.

Gabriel is forthright about the themes of her work, which aim at having “uncomfortable conversations,” including her current piece which focuses on the rights of sex workers. “I talk of things, for instance, things that our mothers do, that we sometimes don’t want to know about. But that’s what they do for us to be who we are.” Listen above to find out more.

Photo credit: Berlin African Book Festival: Writing in Migration