Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dengaremba was invited to Aarhus in April 2016 by Aarhus Centre for Literature in connection to the FRESH EYES project as an artist in residence, and during her stay she participated in an artist talk with the Danish poet Mette Moestrup about women in literature and imperialism.
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11-11-2019 - 11-11-2019
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Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwean author and filmmaker, started her career as a playwright in the 1980s and published her first literary piece in Sweden in 1985 in the form of a short story called “The Letter”. Three years later she published her first novel Nervous Conditions; a novel about race, colonialism, and gender in the post-colonial Zimbabwe. Nervous Conditions won the African section of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize.Dangarembga later studied film direction at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie in Berlin; here she also produced several film productions which made her the first black Zimbabwean woman to direct a feature film. Watch the trailer for Everyone’s Child below.

She was invited to Aarhus in April 2016 by Aarhus Centre for Literature in connection to the FRESH EYES project as an artist in residence, and during her stay she participated in an artist talk with the Danish poet Mette Moestrup about women in literature and imperialism. During her two week stay she also worked on her contribution to the FRESH EYES project; the short story “Jana Dives”, a modern retake of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Bibliography:
Nervous Conditions, novel, 1988.
The Book of Not, novel, 2006.

Trailer for Everyone’s Child