Frankfurt Book Fair: Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga receives the Peace Prize

The Peace Prize jury, Freidens preis, awarded author and director Tsitsi Dangarembga for “she combines an inimitable sense of the story with a universally irresistible point of view in a work that makes her an essential artist not only in her country but also an African voice, popular and recognized in contemporary literature.” Writer, filmmaker, … Read more

Zimbabwe: the strange week of the writer Tsitsi Dangarembga, selected for a literary grand prize then arrested

Writer and committed. In a few days, the Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga will have tasted the consecration her peers dream of and the risks inherent in her positions. Her improbable week had started with the selection of her latest novel This Mournable Body for the British Booker Prize, one of the greatest literary prizes in the … Read more

Tsitsi Dangarembga, dissident novelist and feminist from Zimbabwe

With her new novel, “This Mournable Body”, the Zimbabwean, Tsitsi Dangarembga is in the running this year for the prestigious Booker Prize, the English equivalent of the Goncourt Prize. It is a powerful novel which tells the descent into hell of postcolonial Zimbabwe. The announcement in July of the first selection of works shortlisted for … Read more

Hank Gilbert