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On Writing from Zimbabwe: A Reading and Public Discussion with Acclaimed Zimbabwean Writer and Filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Tsitsi Dangarembga

Acclaimed Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga will present a reading on Monday, April 24 at Rofhiwa Book Cafe, followed by an open discussion with Prof. Tsitsi Jaji and students on Tuesday, April 25 at Duke. Both events are open to the public. Monday, April 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Rofhiwa Book Café 406 S Driver St, Durham, NC 27703 Tuesday, April 25 12 - 1:00 pm Rubenstein Library, Breedlove Conference Room 349 Parking available in the Bryan Center Garage. Dangarembga is an influential African feminist, and recently released a collection of essays, Black and Female. She is most beloved for her three novels centered on the character Tambu-- Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, and This Mournable Body (short-listed for the 2020 Man Booker Prize). In addition, she has written and directed numerous films and leads the production company, Nyerai Films. A courageous activist who has paid dearly for speaking up for justice in Zimbabwe, Dangarembga has been recognized for both her activism and her artistry. Recent awards include the Norway Authors Freedom of Expression Award, the Windham-Campbell Award and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She is currently a Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard). Sponsored by Concilium on Southern Africa; Africa Initiative; English; African and African American Studies; Left of Black; Gender, Feminist and Sexuality Studies; German Studies; Franklin Humanities Center, Romance Studies, the Office of the Dean for the Humanities and Arts; and the Office of Global Affairs, and in collaboration with Rofhiwa Book Cafe.