In 1914 Hamba set off to war. He won and lost empires, became a king, a beggar, a poet and a thief. But 100 years later he is no closer to home.
The Legend of Hamba is a modern mystery play created by Tiata Fahodzi, Britain’s leading African theatre company. It is named after the word meaning ‘walk!’ or ‘let’s go!’ in Ndebele, one of the three major languages of Zimbabwe, and its sense of urgency and perpetual forward motion sets the pace for this contemporary fable. Tiata Fahodzi aims to reflect the experiences of Africans living in Britain, drawing on the richly diverse cultures of Africa to comment on our own society and times.