»The silence was everywhere. It was in the dust that greeted them the minute they stepped off the chicken buses from the city and set foot in the village, in the food they ate, the water they drank and on the beds they slept in at night. But it was in the eyes and the heaviness of their voices that this fear was most manifest.«
from Echoes of Silence in Long Time Coming
Raisedon is an award winning playwright and director whose works have toured internationally with Amakhosi Theatre, Rooftops Promotions, and Siyaya Arts. Some of his popular works include Witnesses and Victims, Rags and Garbage, Madmen and Fools and the banned Super Patriots and Morons and The Crocodile of Zambezi. For The Crocodile of Zambezi he received, with Christopher Mlalazi, a Novib - Pen International Freedom of Expression Award. His collection of plays Tomorrow's People was published in 2009. He is the Director of the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo.
amaBooks writings by Raisedon Baya
Short Stories: Cain and Abel in Short Writings from Bulawayo III, Echoes of Silence in Long Time Coming and Her Skin is a Map in Where to Now?