Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga lives and works in Zimbabwe where she was born. She is the author of the Tambudzai Trilogy comprising of Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not and This Mournable Body. This Mournable Body was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. In 2021 she was awarded the PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression, the Pen Pinter Prize and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Tsitsi is the inaugural University of East Anglia International Chair in Creative writing, a board member of Pavillon Afriques at Cannes and has served on the juries of Africa’s most prestigious film festivals, including Durban International Film Festival, Carthage International Film Festival, Luxor African Film Festival and the Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust. She has been appointed to the International Jury of the Berlin International Film Festival 2022.