01 Feb Tsitsi Dangarembga wins Pen Award for Freedom of Expression
Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of This Mournable Body, has won the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. Dangarembga was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2020, and this honor recognizes the extraordinary contribution she’s made beyond the literary world. Dangarembga is a filmmaker and activist as well, and she was arrested in Harare last year for protesting in Zimbabwe.
For more info on this amazing woman, check out this video she recorded for PEN. She reads a short excerpt from TMB and discusses filmmaking and life in Zimbabwe.