Tsitsi Dangarembga is an award-winning author and filmmaker. Her debut novel, Nervous Conditions (1988), won the African Section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989. In 2018, Nervous Conditions was named by the BBC as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world. She is a director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. Her first short story, The Letter was published in 1985 in Sweden. She has written various plays including The Lost of the Soil and She No Longer Weeps.
Tsitsi is the director behind the films Kare Kare Zvako (Mother’s Day), Everyone’s Child and Growing Stronger. She is also an executive director of the organization, Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe and founding director of the Women’s Film Festival of Harare. Her latest novel, This Mournable Body, was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker prize.
Earlier this year, Tsitsi was awarded the 2021 PEN Award for Freedom of Expression.