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About Virginia Phiri

Virginia Phiri was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1954. She is an Accountant by profession, writes both fiction and non-fiction and is also an African Orchid expert. She has published three books of poetry, Desperate (2002), Destiny (2006) and Highway Queen (2010) and is currently working on a fourth entitled Grey Angels.

Articles by Virginia Phiri

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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

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He Bullies

A poem by Virginia Phiri. Part of a series of poems by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

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