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Inside/Out with poet and singer Aura
Kubatana.net
March 04, 2010

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Describe yourself in five words?
Funny, intelligent, loving, "deep", honest.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Do not let anybody look down on you because you are young. Lead by example.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I was in college with friends and we were all actors and we decided to so some guerrilla theatre in the middle of the mall. We suddenly had this emotionally wild moment and we broke into this fight about how could you leave me, and all that. It was really so crazy and people got such a shock and that was cool.

What is your most treasured possession?
My Bible.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being depressed without anybody to talk to.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I am generally called strange so sometimes what I think is normal people think it's strange.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My tummy.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I have two things. Coats, I have a thing for coats. The second thing is Magnum ice cream; its expensive in Zim but I will buy it at least once a month.

What have you got in your fridge?
Bread, milk, cereal, and fruit.

What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is failure.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
I have a certain undisclosed amount of money and my cell phone that I'm hoping doesn't ring right now.

What is your favourite journey?
When I write a poem. For me that is a journey.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My granny, my mum and my dad and my little brother.

When and where were you happiest?
Just the other night we when we were in the lounge. It was my mum, Gogo, dad, my little bother and I and we were sharing the most ridiculous joke.

What's your biggest vice?
For me I would say like sweets and chocolates. I am a real sugar fanatic and yet I know it's so bad for me coz I'm so hyper. I have weight issues but I can't help it.

What were you like at school?
I was the Cool Nerd. I was good at school but I was also good at the arts and that's what made me cool. I was a public speaker and an actress.

What are you doing next?
I am going as far as I possible. I am broadening my career at the moment. I would also love to go back to school.

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