INSURGENT AND ONLINE: Utterances. A Diasporic Project for the 2008 Zimbabwe Election Experience

May 2nd, 2008 by Tsitsi Gora

The elections are in process. For the past decade Zimbabwe has experienced a tumultuous turn of events: politically, socially, economically. On March 6th , 2008 Zimbabwe’s inflation was reported at 100,000 %. The diasporic experience of the crumbling socio-political fabric is the focus of this project. This project attempts to give agency back to the diasporic dialogue through an insurgent online practice or the manifesto as an ‘utterance.’ The method used for this expression is speech, or utterances, that remain anonymous, yet critical….. enough.

Tsitsi Isabel Gora

project process website: www.tsitsi.tumblr.com

audio samples: http://web.mit.edu/gora/www/AUDIO%20SUBMISSIONS/

2 Responses to “INSURGENT AND ONLINE: Utterances. A Diasporic Project for the 2008 Zimbabwe Election Experience”

  1. amber Says:

    Amazing project that gets to the heart of the media. How do we connect the diasporic community of Zimbabwe to the community within?

  2. Alana Says:

    Hi tsitsi

    I cant seem to record my utterance but i guess you could always get someone else to call and say it if its of use to you.

    its about time the world forgave mugabe and his cronnies for the war crimes- so that he stops fearing not being in power and stops holding 15million people to ransom through his fear