About Me

Batsirai E Chigama is a spoken word poet, a short story writer and a socio-political gender activist.  

Gather The Children, her first collection of poems, is 'a reflection on Zimbabwe in the last ten years; chronicling stories of displacement, loss and desperation.'

Batsirai's work has been featured in over fifteen anthologies including State of The Nation,  (Conversation Paper Press, 2009) and War Against War,  (Mensa Press,  2010).  In 2014, Batsirai came second in the Stanza Poetry Festival Digital Slam ahead of 8 other contestants chosen from all over the world.

Batsirai is passionate about providing alternative narratives to those featured in mainstream media and her work with young people, has taken her as far as Denmark, performing and facilitating creative writing and spoken word workshops in schools.