Symposium: Writing Beyond "Mugabe's Zimbabwe"


Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Center for African Studies,1280 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA


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On the “anniversary” of the defacto coup that saw the end of Robert Mugabe's three decade rule, the Harvard Centre for African Studies hosts Zimbabwean writers who interrogate the history that culminates in one of the biggest political shakeups in generations through memoir, political analysis, reportage and fiction in order to reimagine it.

Co-sponsored with the Center for African Studies


Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author, House of Stone (June 2018), doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas, Houston    
Ray Ndlovu, author, In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Rise to Power in Zimbabwe (October 2018), Harare bureau chief for The Sunday Times    
Panashe Chigumadzi, author, These Bones Will Rise Again (June 2018), doctoral candidate in Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies      
Tinashe Mushakavanhu, PhD, co-founder, Reading Zimbabwe and Black Chalk & Co