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Synik uses hip-hop to discuss Zimbabwe’s issues despite the censors

Synik uses hip-hop to discuss Zimbabwe’s issues despite the censors

“NO one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” This is how British Somali poet Warsan Shire begins her now-famous poem called Home. These words resonate with the experiences of many Zimbabweans who have been forced to leave their country in search of better opportunities elsewhere. Author GIBSON NCUBE, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University The beginning of the 2000s saw the rapid economic and political decline of the country, largely due to the inopportune land reform programme instituted by the government of Robert Mugabe. Synik (Gerald Mugwenhi) is an award-winning Zimbabwean hip-hop artist currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. His…
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