Tag: Tsitsi Dangarembga


It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to speak out about Mnangagwa’s govt – writer Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga almost didn’t get published at all. But even though her debut novel – when it finally came out – attracted international acclaim, publishing the next two still wasn’t easy. Now, while the third part of her trilogy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ms […]


Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for Booker Prize

A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Dangarembga was nominated for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) award for “This Mournable Body,” which links the breakdown of its central character and turmoil in post-colonial Zimbabwe. Dangarembga was […]


Booker prize-longlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested in Zimbabwe

Author of This Mournable Body detained as part of sweeping crackdown by security agencies. Tsitsi Dangarembga, the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist who was nominated for the Booker prize longlist earlier this week, was arrested on Friday amid a sweeping crackdown by security agencies ahead of planned anti-corruption demonstrations. Hundreds of police and soldiers […]


What Tambu did next

The third instalment of Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga’s new book has an oppressive feel By Alex Peake-Tomkinson Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel Nervous Conditions (1988) was the first by a black Zimbabwean woman to be published in English. In 2018, it was named by the BBC as one of the top […]