»Silent Cry is the second collection of short stories and poems in the British Council's Echoes of Young Voices project, creating a platform for young people to share their fears, dreams and literary talent. This latest collection affords the young writers the opportunity to be understood and the voices in Silent Cry will touch you in the manner in which they interpret the reality surrounding them. We believe it is worth investing in such talent because, given a few more years, some of these young people will be among Zimbabwe's literary greats.«
Ignatius Mabasa, Deputy Director, British Council Zimbabwe
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Silent Cry Echoes of Young Voices II

Silent Cry is a book of eighteen stories and five poems, written by twenty young people from Bulawayo. The writers are: Trevor Carlsson, Sonia Chidakwa, Basil Dube, Rebecca Dube, Gamila Elmaadawy, Farai Godobo, Lee Hlalo, Michael Hove, Samantha Luiz, Nobuhle Maphosa, Khayelihle Moyo, Siphosethu Mpofu, Bongani Ncube, Nqobizitha Malusi Nkomo, Babusi Nyoni, Leanne Quinche, Faith Tshuma, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Bongiwenkosi N. Zulu and Thembelihle Zulu.

The pieces cover many issues, including family, relationships, race, alienation, disability, AIDS, border jumping and the struggle to survive in Zimbabwe.

Silent Cry has been combined with Echoes of Young Voices to form Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices, available through
Silent Cry Echoes of Young Voices II

ISBN 978-0-7974-3743-2
64 pages