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Zimbabwe's Tsitsi Dangarembga Awarded 2021 PEN Pinter Prize

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and activist, Tsitsi Dangarembga, has been heralded as a 'voice of hope we all need to hear.'

Zimbabwean novelist and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga continues to bag literary awards. Most recently, Dangarembga has been awarded the prestigious PEN Pinter Prize by English PEN in memory of the late Nobel laureate, Harold Pinter. Following her protests against corruption and the arrests of prominent journalists such as Hopewell Chin'ono last year, Dangarembga receives the award in recognition of her "ability to capture and communicate vital truths even amidst times of upheaval" in Zimbabwe. The award comes shortly after she was also awarded the 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression Award, again, for her activist work.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga Receives 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression Award

Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced as the recipient of the PEN Freedom of Expression Award which recognises her ongoing activism in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean author, Tsitsi Dangarembga, will reportedly be conferred with the 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression award. This follows Dangarembga's political activism during Zimbabwe's protests last year against the government's crackdown on dissent. According to Writers Unlimited, the award will be conferred in the opening ceremony of the Winternachten International Literature Festival at The Hague this coming Wednesday.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga's Book 'This Mournable Body' is Finally Here

It's been a great summer for Zimbabwean literature and Dangarembga just added to the list.

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