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  • Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2011 - Index of articles, videos and images


  • Inside/Out with Kerry Wallace, café owner
    Bev Clark, Kubatana.net
    May 02, 2011

    Zimbabwe has a host of talented people helping to make it both survive and grow. Kerry Wallace is one of them. He manages one of the best restaurants in the country, dishing up stunning food laced with his special brand of humour. Every year Kerry keeps audiences at HIFA well fed and wowed at his food stall on the green.

    Describe yourself in five words?
    Another fucker out to lunch.

    What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
    Kids be free to do whatever you want to do, and be whatever you want to be just as long as you don't hurt anybody. (Wise words from the musical Hair).

    What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
    Everything.

    What is your most treasured possession?
    My Ipod with over 10 000 songs on it from the 60s onwards.

    What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Being on my own.

    Do you have any strange hobbies?
    Cruising.

    What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    My bald head from the back. And being cut at birth - my circumcised dick.

    What is your greatest extravagance?
    Olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

    What have you got in your fridge?
    Café leftovers.

    What is your greatest fear?
    Well it ain't dying that's for sure!

    What is your favourite journey?
    On my own to Cape Town to see my mother.

    Who are your heroes in real life?
    John Lennon and Neil Young: peace and love is what they have in common.

    When and where were you happiest?
    Life's always been fraught.

    What's your biggest vice?
    Alcohol.

    What were you like at school?
    The Organiser.

    What are you doing next?
    Hopefully retiring to work in Nyanga or Juliasdale.

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