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Artists / Scholars-in-Residence

February 18 - February 28

Photo of Tsitsi Dangarembga

CSAAD’s inaugural Artist/Scholar-in-Residence will be author Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body. She will be on campus February 18 to 28, 2019.

Tsitsi Dangarembga is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and cultural activist, began writing plays at the University of Zimbabwe, where THE LOST OF THE SOIL (1983) and SHE NO LONGER WEEPS (1984) were first staged.  The first volume in the Tambudzai trilogy, NERVOUS CONDITIONS, appeared to critical acclaim in 1988.  Its sequel, THE BOOOK OF NOT was published in 2006.  Her third novel THIS MOURNABLE BODY was published in 2018 by Graywolf Press.

Tsitsi Dangarembga lives in Harare Zimbabwe where she directs the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust, an institution focusing on the role of all arts disciplines in development, which she founded in 2009. She is currently working on her 4th novel, dystopian young adult speculative fiction, SAI-SAI AND THE ANCESTOR OF FIRE.