Symposium: Writing Beyond "Mugabe's Zimbabwe"


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


Center for African Studies: 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02138

On the anniversary of the military intervention that saw the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37 year rule, the Harvard University Center for African Studies hosts a robust engagement between Zimbabwean writers of opposing views who interrogate the history that culminated in one of the biggest political shakeups in generations through books that cut across the genres of memoir, cultural and political analysis, reportage, and fiction.

Writing Beyond Mugabe's Zimbabwe Poster

Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Dr Tinashe Mushakavanhu, co-founder of Reading Zimbabwe
  • Panashe Chigumadzi, author of These Bones Will Rise Again
  • Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author of House of Stone
  • Ray Ndlovu, author of In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Rise To Power in Zimbabwe
  • Dr Mhoze Chikowero, author of The Military Entertainment Complex: Music, Media and State Making in Zimbabwe


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Supported by: Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center (JMD Manyika Fellowship Fund), WCFIA Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora, Department of African and African American Studies, Department of History