Eva Sibanda


The sky is falling, the wind is calling. Stand for something or die in the morning.

“This Kendrick Lamar quote speaks to me as a Zimbabwean, a people with revolutionary blood flowing in them for at least 150 years. My experience at SOAS has given me the platform to continue on in that spirit, studying International Law and Human Rights. This has been nothing short of a dream come true, I’m patiently waiting for someone to pinch me and tell me that working with the International Human Rights Clinic & Lynn Welchman was all a figment of my imagination, or that I never sat in a lecture with Lutz Oette, Mashood Baderin or Fareda Banda.

“As a bizarre Polish Zimbabwean hybrid, it’s rare that I ever feel a sense of belonging in any space I occupy, not in Warsaw as a black person and not in Harare as a mukeda/murungu (coloured/white). SOAS specifically, not even London as a city, is one of the first places I have ever felt I truly belong. Recently, I’ve been told my energy is infectious; that’s because I’m absorbing these ultra light beams all around me. The bubbling energy, enthusiasm and creativity running through the Students’ Union is unmatched anywhere else.”

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