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Tuesday, 25, June, 2024

Kate MacFarlane

Between the ages of one and sixteen, the author lived within the grounds of Ingutsheni Mental Hospital in Zimbabwe. Her memoir Blue Remembered Sky, written under the pen name Charlie Comins, describes her experiences there. She grew up during the era of British colonial rule and witnessed the suffering of the inmates at the hospital where her father worked as a member of a small team of psychiatrists.