Tsitsi Dangarembga

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Spent part of her childhood in England. She began her education there, but concluded her A-levels in a missionary school back home, in the town of Mutare. She later studied medicine at Cambridge University, but became homesick and returned home as Zimbabwe's black-majority rule began in 1980.

She took up psychology at the University of Zimbabwe, of whose drama group she was a member. She also held down a two-year job as a copywriter at a marketing agency. This early writing experience gave her an avenue for expression: she wrote numerous plays, such as The Lost of the Soil, and then joined the theatre group Zambuko, and participated in the production of two plays, Katshaa and Mavambo.

In 1985, Dangarembga published a short story in Sweden cal

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“You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your perception...you see what is, where most people see what they expect.”
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“This business of womanhood is a heavy burden.”
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“It’s bad enough . . . when a country gets colonized, but when the people do as well! That’s the end, really, that’s the end.”
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