The once beautiful Book Fair sculpture park now resembles a car park.

HARARE- A handful of school children, a few tatty stands and some tables sparsely scattered with well-thumbed tomes- this is all that remains of the once vibrant Zimbabwe International Book Fair.
During the 1990s the fair grew to become sub-Saharan Africa's premier literary meeting place fo

r writers, dramatists, literary agents, publishers, booksellers, libraries and teachers as well as thousands of readers.
Only one thing remains the same: the ongoing battle between the government and the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe. Suspected state security agents at the weekend destroyed their stand.
The ZIBF’s executive director, Greenfield Chilongo, confirmed that equipment belonging to the controversial organisation had been damaged.
The Zimbabwe government at one point banned GALZ from exhibiting at the book fair but the controversial group won a High Court order banning government from interfering with their activities. – ZimOnline

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