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Tsitsi Dangarembga

Zimbabwean author and filmmaker

1959   -  

country of citizenship: Zimbabwe
native language: Shona
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Cambridge, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
occupation: writer, film director, playwright, screenwriter
award received: BBC 100 Women, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association, PEN Pinter Prize

Tsitsi Dangarembga (born 4 February 1959) is a Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Her debut novel, Nervous Conditions (1988), which was the first to be published in English by a Black woman from Zimbabwe, was named by the BBC in 2018 as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world. In 2020, her novel This Mournable Body was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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