ZAM Reporter

Girl Power II | 2021 PEN Award for Tsitsi Dangarembga

The struggle for freedom of expression is key to the outstanding work of this Zimbabwean novelist, poet, play write and filmmaker.

‘For the past sixteen years, PEN International has given the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression at the opening ceremony of the Winternachten Festival in The Hague’, says PEN International President, Jennifer Clement. ‘With the active participation of Netherlands PEN and the PEN Emergency Fund, the award honours writers who have been persecuted for their work and continue to work despite the consequences. Over the years we have recognized courageous writers such as Anna Politkovskaya and Hrant Dink and Stella Nyanzi’.

The online award ceremony will take place on January 13, 2021.

More information here.

For her novel This Mournable Body, Dangarembga was nominated for the 2020 Booker Prize. Read Vamba Sherif’s review of the book here.