Poking the Crocodile – Bevin Magama

Artist - Poking the Crocodile – Bevin Magama

New Directions
Saturday 8 July, 11.30am-12.30pm

Two boys, growing up under apartheid Rhodesia, sneak up on a crocodile, lazing in the sun. Follow Bevin and his brother’s journey as the world changes around them, experiencing the mutating monster of national politics, racism, land rights in Zimbabwe and now, at home in Wales – looking forward to the day when the monster is gone for good.
Age Guidance 11+

Bevin Magama is a performance storyteller and author who grew up with grandparents in rural Zimbabwe. Through living with grandparents he learnt to tell stories at a very early age. Bevin is a regular storyteller in Cardiff storytelling. He has been involved in the Arts Council of Wales’s Lead Creative Schools program over the years, using his creativity to devise and deliver storytelling workshops in line with school’s curriculum. He has performed at a number of storytelling festivals including Sting in the Tale (Dorset), Platforma (Newcastle), Johannesburg International Storytelling Festival (South Africa), Nozincwadi International Book and Storytelling Festival (Durban, South Africa), and Harare International Festival of the Arts HIFA (Harare, Zimbabwe) among many others. He is a winner of the Nation of Sanctuary Arts Award 2019.

Among the books he has published are Vicious, Dreaming All Things Great, Gross Misconduct, One Dead Zimbo Walking, and Harare Is Sick.


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