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Nine Lives and Come To Where Im From Zodwa Nyoni

Nine Lives and Come To Where Im From

Zodwa Nyoni

Published August 14th 2015
ISBN : 9781474274401
Paperback
64 pages
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NINE LIVESSee over here its not like over there. Here there are neon lights. Here there are queens. Here there are rainbow flags draw high.One man and a suitcase filled with the past, uncertainty, high heels, brokenness, African dancing shells andMoreNINE LIVESSee over here its not like over there. Here there are neon lights. Here there are queens. Here there are rainbow flags draw high.One man and a suitcase filled with the past, uncertainty, high heels, brokenness, African dancing shells and hope.Ishmael has been outed, along with his lover, David. He has sought sanctuary in the UK, but is this evidence enough? As Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he encounters new friends – and enemies, all the while looking for a place to call home again. Zodwa Nyoni threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.Nine Lives was developed as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouses A Play, A Pie and A Pint programme in 2014 and received a UK national tour in 2015.COME TO WHERE IM FROMTongue-tied child got lost in migration. Tongue-tied child got lost in separation. Tongue-tied child got lost in assimilation.Theatre company Paines Ploughs Come To Where Im From programme offers a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home really is where the heart is. Since 2010, 88 playwrights from across the UK have returned to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. This publication features Zodwa Nyonis 2013 monologue for the series - a meditation on place, belonging and the authors Zimbabwean roots.