Charles Mungoshi





Charles Mungoshi



(b.1947) is a writer from Zimbabwe. His works include short stories and novels in both Shona and English. He also writes poetry, but views it as a "mere finger exercise." He has a wide range, including anti-colonial writings and children's books. While the colonial regime initially banned his work, he now writes about post-colonial oppression as well. The awards he won include the Noma Award in 1992 and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region) twice in the years 1988 and 1998. Two of his novels, one in Shona and the other in English, both published in 1975 won the International PEN Awards. Is married to an actress Jesesi Mungoshi, who played in Neria (Zimbabwean Film) as Neria. Has an Honourary degree from the University of Zimbabwe. ...more

Average rating: 3.87 · 318 ratings · 32 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Waiting for the Rain

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Coming of the Dry Season

4.17 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2001
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Walking Still

4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1997
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The Setting Sun and the Rol...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Some Kinds of Wounds and Ot...

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2000
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Stories from a Shona Childhood

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1989
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Inongova Njakenjake

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1980
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Kunyarara Hakusi Kutaura?

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1983
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The Milkman Doesn't Only De...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Der sprechende Kürbis

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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