23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Zimbabwe

Yvonne Vera

Yvonne Vera was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1964. She studied at York University, Toronto, Canada and published her first volume of short stories in 1992. Since then she published four numerously awarded novels, which have been translated into several languages, including Swedish, Danish and German. For her second novel

Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu was born in 1982 in Bindura, Zimbabwe. He studied Mining Engineering at the University of Harare and dropped out in the middle of the first semester, and from there had various jobs, including working in a casino. His writing career began in 2010. His début novel »The Hairdresser

Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah is a writer and lawyer who was born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She studied law at the University of Zimbabwe and at Cambridge, and completed her doctorate at the University of Graz. An international lawyer specializing in the World Trade Organization, most recently, she worked for

Chirikure Chirikure

The poet and performer Chirikure Chirikure was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe in 1962. He studied history, Shona (the national language) and religious studies at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. He was employed for seventeen years as an editor at a major publishing house. Involved with poetry readings and performances

Chenjerai Hove

Chenjerai Hove was born in Mazvihwa, a village in Zimbabwe, in 1956 (some sources state 1954). He attended Catholic grammar schools in Kutama and Dete. Contrary to his wish to become a veterinarian, he trained as a teacher and studied Literature and Education in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In 1981