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be so bad. there were several steps along the way where the chain of command, if you like, tried to cover what your take on why they've gotten so wrong. that to me is political now for the bottom line on us politics and policies and the impact on the world on al jazeera. ah, my name is christina camper. i am a writer, and a great lawyer in special trade lawyer. i am very lucky to be able to do 2 things that i love at the same level of intensity. my son baldwin is greatly misunderstood . my son hallway is full of hope, is full of broken, sad to people, but he's also full of happy, industrious,
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resilient people. my them by way isn't by will stories. and those are the stories that i want to tell. i love the archives because the kind of stories are right a sit in the past. and because i'm a write off realist fiction, i want my stories to reflect accurate facts, for example, accurate events. my most recent novel out of darkness shining light is the story of the african companions of david livingston. and the journey that they made, carrying his body for over 9 months from what is now northern zambia, to what is now the east coast of tanzania. i wanted to flip the story,
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returned the gaze and tell the story from the perspective of the africans and not the story of the white explorer, the missionary david livingston. so i had to spend a lot of time at, in different archives around the world. and i found an incredible amount of treasure here in the national archives. history is always told from the perspective of the great man, where there is david livingstone, or sizzle, john rhodes, or robert mogley. i feel that my responsibility as, as a more when writer is to tell this involvement story in a way that it hasn't fully been told before. and i plan to do that with every book that i write. mm. well going well, going to that the high 14 yeah. i'm setting up an entry office because i can write at home,
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but i like the illusion of having a job to go to eating, especially when i'm writing. and right now i'm facing as self imposed deadline. i need to finish a manuscript by the end of the year. ah, i just made it very early on that i wanted to be a writer. but i couldn't see how. it's only when i read, assisted under him, was spoke nervous conditions. when i was already in law school that i realized that a black and white one woman could write a novel in english because the 1st person to do it. so by the time i read her and started reading other, you know toni morrison alice walker, another black, a female authors. i was already in law school and loving my subjects of law. so i thought to myself, i can always be a writer, but i still want to be a lawyer at the time i want to solve true. so the middle east crisis,
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when i was in fortier, i fell in love with international trade law. sort of back. it's been a great background, i have a conference, so call it. so a panel discussion for the international bar association with us. and we're, we're discussing the major tre, just use that have been going on in the world between the us and china. ok. hello, how are you? hi, can you hear me or in this a conference call? i'm wearing my hat as international trade lawyer. i got was also a problem with the theme of my conversation. my part of the conversation is that african saying, when the elephant fights, it's the grass that suffers his want me to be the dog development round, but only very few areas have been agreed on. and we are feeling this effect in,
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in the developing countries. because the attention is all focused on the trade dispute. ah, it uses before inter believing that everything is normal, you know, people out there coffee mornings. she had to clean off hard feel that kind of thing . but what's the process that enrolled life just change with somebody who is the largest vegetable market in the country. it's also the place that is for many people would come to the city from elsewhere. the 1st point of
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contact to the city. for me, it was many, many years ago, i think it was about 4 years old when i 1st came from by the guy and the bus terminal from our rural village in put to live in a township called glenora. and probably nora would then move to the suburbs off to independence. i did you because i stood id say my level of math. i bought. okay. i put in your my board and didn't have somebody 1 dollar, just the pockets to my apples. when my 1st book came over,
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it was received fairly negatively by the state media isn't by way. i had a newspaper article in the herald and the headline was 2 days. judas iscariot it tina. gov is created the impression that i was an anti government, and therefore i'm teased in bubbly. right? once you read my was you realize that i'm just talking about the ordinary everyday life was involved with who are influenced by x m d 's and was of the so called great may so for example, in my food for thought a role, i deliberately did not mention the president's name was because i wanted to say she doesn't matter if the people i'm writing about defenders, you know, the magistrates, the policeman. so i'm standing at the top and off rotten rule, which is one of my favorite suites in our ari youth and role that put nick,
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the city center to the famous township of body. and he says, read that to his ritalin with his c with memory. it's the streets down to which the pioneer column came and planted the flag of the united kingdom. we have the subtlety of headquarters. we have the magistrate court and it's actually for that reason that i wrote a book called rock and roll, which looked sad. how important it is and all the different institutions that are on it. mm . so the history of the city is embedded in the street. so the roadway on is actually towards the noun digger. but the pavement still says gordon avenue. this is what i find so fascinating because we're such a young country only 40 years old. so he kept flashing into history. everywhere we
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turn a silver fees. what, what do you have in the silver food? yes. call go to cape. oh my gosh. they are kind of a coworker you as a 1st wasn't went up a congo river. oh, i told his jaw, this is interesting. love from anti chris, went to rhodesia in 1910. 1 of the early settlers is wonderful. i was 8 years also at independence. and so i have very strong memories offered deja and i went to school 1st in deja in a segregated township school and then remove to the suburbs after independence. i louise among standing customer. sure, sure. our okay. my memory of an independent above was a child,
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a large me happy ones. but of course i recognize that not everybody has those memories because a lot of very dark things are happening in the country. many of which we as children were simply not aware of. and it was really that was the period where this authoritarian streaks in but you know, when you're busy swimming in your, you know, civil a swimming pool or, you know, going to the library reading and advice. and you're not aware of all these developments to my shame because it's something i realized only when i went to law school. and we were reading judgments about so called dissidents who had been arrested in much of the land. and then you're such, ask yourself, how on was what was happening here
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in november 2017. there was a, what is called is about were a military assisted transition from the mcgarvey regime to what we hoped would be a new dispensation. and this was one of many times, not the 1st time that the military has directly intervened in sub in politics. and in retrospect, we should all have been very worried at such a as such a direct intervention. but after decades of more garbage rule, after 37 years, people had just had enough and were desperate to believe in change with on paper, it seemed like were taking your direction for the 1st time in many years would have an election that was internationally observed. the circumstances was so
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extraordinary and really involved the whole nation. people marched on the streets. it was just such a moment of happiness. they were from his re engage, went with formerly hostile nations. and that's what got me excited because i am passionate about open trade and investment. ah, i got the sense that maybe this wasn't why should seemed from early on, but you kept thinking, all right, we'll get better. we'll get better to get better. but i think by about 1 august when the soldiers shot people on the streets, that's when i realized that this might actually not go anywhere because. ready they're so very willing to use the course of element of the state we are 2 years into the coastal gabby transition. there's
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a real says on the trail. it's so sad to feel enter experienced because we had a really wonderful opportunity to move well. country in a different direction, and i'm very fearful that we have missed that chance. oakdale hunger, nero dren, nor beans in my a boarding school thing. we can't do bins anymore. but it's avoidance with buddies who made it with moran got very well, i'm a journalist, he is the best unpublished writer isn't bubbling. why does that even mean? it's like roger federer before he won a grand slam. he was the best player not to win a grand slam. and as you, you are the fit roger federer, i was involved in writing this all upside release focuses on the economy. so there's no way you can write about the economy or writing about the politics in zimbabwe. writing about politics means 2 things. either you get arrested or you have to send for yourself. yeah,
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there hasn't been any big change. all the change that we want to see as artist what that was, what that cool was, i was just so extraordinary. we all imagined that there was a real shift in policy in just the way governments latrice people, villas, people well parts of that transition. those that those much is in the streets and so on it without her fellow stakeholders. and i thought this was our thing. you know, people have every reason to be angry because no one wants to feel used in or no one wants to feel that there was simply instrumental in apollo retention game between fractions. so we're going to do the 1st official table reading of my new play, which is called black satellite is the play about the very controversial is and my, when right, a numbers of money to that number
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is just returned from exile and excel of 8 years in england and is come home to independence and by way. but unfortunately is to very much looks like rhodesia. oh. what voice anybody ever done was america? oh, good god, good gosh. you know, a great just the money to the transaction. it isn't fitting in england. doesn't fit in, in symbolic way. he's a gentleman who wants to fight, also offers of colonialism. but he kind of has this belief that his coaches somehow inferior. okay, and we got black sam last that played 3 act by prince and i've got passed x one in one solsbury international airport is and bob, good morning, ladies and gentlemen. it is 530 him is the publish lady who am 77 from london
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getting his landed on ob stage. right? stumbled a young man of about $34.00 all he is matched. deborah ne, appearance is none. the less something disheveled in his appearance. this is downward though manager. wow. wow. wow. i don't believe it. i just don't believe in solsbury. i'm in salisbury, passport and i perform. you know, the 1st thing i did when i got off the plane was to kiss the ground. it's just as uncomfortable as you would expect. not so easy on the lips, but still, i want to do it again. it is not permitted to take photos by let's face, it is not permitted to kiss the ground when he comes home. the very 1st thing that he encounters these are, this is not allowed. this is not allowed. this is not allowed. you're not allowed to smile. you're not allowed to be hippy. he is sort of like living in a cage of some sort, you know. and then fast forward 2, as in bob way, 2021 was late that lee me limitations or sort of like $40.00, you know,
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freedom of expression for them of thought, freedom of movement, freedom of conscience. you know, i get just everything is just boxed box books boxed, you know. oh, oh, oh ok. thank you thought. so i am going to see that a little boy is a highly regarded for my when lawyer. he is also the vice president of the mug with main opposition party. we in dc called i love, i believe the
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1st thing he did when you set up the office was to order the books for those 1st the books and then the furniture room. i'll promise you this book. we shall the light glass to the monitor the one way to the introduction. so i want to sign it really. oh yes. yeah. and i said i and i have known each other since i was a law student because he was all of my tutors in contract law. he was very fierce and we were all afraid that she was going to fail us. but we became very good friends. it was a big motor citizen. yeah. we blew me up at the why aren't you a writer? i think it's it's, i'm a lawyer. you know, that's what i do. yes. and that's my 1st love and i think would give me a gift. but i, you know, i would love to rides in wake of fiction, of what ideas my main character will be, will be a woman. oh, and of what is totally in my head off. all this to is simply deliberative. tackle is not but fully told is but fully told. and i think one of the thing that
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estimates me was to women in the liberation circle. i think she fought several, was his beach in him was not just e m smith. oh i think but we i key is triple of ritual abuse. tupelo, present gender class. yeah. yeah. yeah. and then when she got into independence barbie, she, she was an outsider, optimistic or pessimistic about the future. i have to be optimistic. oh, i have to go to music because there's no traces that his permanent, my only worry is that we've normalized bab norma. oh you so we don't panic anymore when exists, take place. we don't, we don't panic anymore. i think that see we, i need talk moment people one change in my i am afraid to say that in my opinion, if we continue with disclosure where people can't believe even people in the ruling back, even people in the states, i think we're windhaven other bullshit and for me,
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what really makes me sad is that to establish this economic container on this economy. so is easier, and i will take a salad is not to structural issues. oh, which i believe is not to be grocery because we could do this out. it's not even trusting my to know more than 3 years or even whatever. it's because we can do it as well to learn resources eager because we have to have the couch i'm out in. we don't have that good as to which empathy and the what do we have on our own? oh, it all has been asked to build our institution to rebuild our education. i was, was your services to, to, to rebuild our couch. are open door viruses that will tick to manage seems to fix o a
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live rate is one of my favorite spaces, a lot of a because it's associated so close to with my childhood. i don't believe it can be right on without being a rita and my pass to being both a lawyer and a writer, but especially a writer, started in this library. the books i read as a child will books that children in england, whatever it. and it was then that i started actually, right when i was about 10 years old, 11 years old, my stories all about ballet. it was riding and having a cherry orchard because i had no conception of zimbabwe unless, as an identity or even african nurse. so i had to make an necessary transition, what i call my own 1st load, equalization from being a story maker as a child to being is in loveland writer as an adult. so i'm preparing lunch for
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a small family. bry and a bry is watched in other parts of the world is known as a barbecue, and then i have some friends coming over as well. and also some of my theater colleagues very well you. i tend to hang out with a lot of creative, disruptive a with
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. ready back by the time i started to write my 1st book and energy for you to me, i had a fairly good idea of the kind of stories i wanted to tell about isabel will. i know there's a bubble of humor, of laughter waiting with dramatic things happened. funerals with reversing things happen. just people falling in love, having babies against the background of this difficult political and economic situation. a patriotism is loving your country in a way that allows you to be truthful about it is sometimes it needs to be critical . good, good. i just want my country to do well. i want my country to prosper and i want my
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men to do this, to honor the founding documents on nation, which is the constitution. no, i want us to maintain her dignity all the world stage. but when is a way to get to that place until we put ourselves out and until we take our responsibility to our own people? i, my mother is the source of my inspiration. my son, by way, is books. most of always music by them by way is art. my son by way, is laughter. it's humor. it's enterprise mason by way is resilient. ah, did i get
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with the gun a resume? conservation park officer, a bringing nature and people together to work with what life is my pleasure, my talk is leaking between the clock and the community in african management to find or do i go to to it? i have to teach the community that living with the one live, it's excellent. las limbo riding with las, my zimbabwe on al jazeera. but ah
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