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Most Diverse Booker Prize Finalists List Ever

Four debut novelists – Diane Cook, Avni Doshi, Douglas Stuart and Brandon Taylor – are up against the acclaimed Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga, and the Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the £50,000 award. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Brandon Taylor, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook Avni Doshi Douglas Stuart

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s next work won’t be read by anyone until 2114

The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future LibraryTsitsi Dangarembga made the Booker shortlist for her most recent novel, This Mournable Body, the story of a girl trying to make a life in post-colonial Zimbabwe which was praised as “magnificent” and “sublime”. Her next work, however, is likely to receive fewer accolades: it will not be revealed to the world until 2114.The Zimbabwean writer is the eighth aut...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Fiction, World news, Culture, Art and design, Libraries, Installation, Zimbabwe, Norway, Margaret Atwood, Oslo, Karl Ove Knausgård, Ocean Vuong, Katie Paterson

A Decades Long Break From Writing, And Then The Booker Shortlist

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s first book, Nervous Conditions, published in 1988, “was hailed as one of the 20th century’s most significant works of African literature.” Then she went to film school. “What saved me was a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in 2016. My husband took care of the children in Zimbabwe, and I spent four weeks in a place where I was intellectually stimulated, talking about writing with writers.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Zimbabwe, Words, Tsitsi Dangarembga, 11.15.20, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Booker Nominee Arrested For Supporting Another Arrested Writer In Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga, an activist and award-winning writer who was just chosen for the Booker longlist, has been arrested in Zimbabwe while she was protesting the arrest and imprisonment of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. “Dangarembga, 61, and another protester were bundled into a police lorry while carrying placards. The government has warned that participation in Friday’s demonstration is regarded as insurrection.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Zimbabwe, Issues, Tsitsi Dangarembga, 07.31.20, Hopewell Chin ono Dangarembga

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