HIFA Harare International
Festival of the Arts

And Here I Am

Theatre • Tickets: $0.00

A bitter sweet political comedy based on one man’s true

story and his odyssey in search of identity. Based on

Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, AND HERE

I AM is an epic voyage of self-discovery. Combining fact

and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the

first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow the

protagonist through his transformation from resistance

fighter to artist, his journey as a refugee from the West

Bank to Norway and then back again.

In a series of tragicomic episodes vividly brought to life

with music, dance and animation, we journey through this

personal and political tale of occupation and resistance,

fear and heroism, a life of self-pursuit and loyalty that

transports us to the heart of the hardships, struggles

and contradictions of a young man growing up under

occupation and his pursuit for the true meaning of



“Ahmed Tobasi is a Revelation” Liverpool Sound & Vision

“Irrevantly funny...charming and compelling” The Stage

“As powerful as an AK47” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Celebrates the subversive nature of theatre” The Wee


Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak

Performed by Ahmed Tobasi

Directed by Zoe Lafferty




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