»You cannot hear the purple petals singing lullabies to you. They are floating in the air as they fall from the green canopy onto the hospital’s red painted corrugated iron roofs. They fall like small babies spinning in air and land everywhere forming a fluorescent purple carpet.«
from Your Burden in Short Writings from Bulawayo III
Farai was born in 1980 in Bulawayo. He grew up in the townships of Bulawayo, attending school at Cyrene Mission. He later studied at the University of Zimbabwe, from where he graduated with an honours degree in theatre arts. Farai works as a teacher in Bulawayo.
amaBooks writings by Farai Mpofu
Short Stories: Your Burden in Short Writings from Bulawayo III, Whirlwinds and I’ll Fly Away in Short Writings from Bulawayo II and The Witch in Short Writings from Bulawayo