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BookShyBooks blog, run by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, has compiled a list of 12 female Zimbabwean writers and their works.

The list contains such known titles as Tsitsi Dangaremgba’s novels Nervous ConditionsThe Book of Not and the forthcoming This Mournable Body; Yvonne Vera’s Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals?Nehanda, Without a NameUnder The TongueButterfly Burning and The Stone Virgins; Petina Gappah’s story collections An Elegy for Easterly and Rotten Row, and her novel The Book of Memory; NoViolet Bulawayo’s novel We Need New Names; Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s story collection Shadows and her new novel House of Stone; and Panashe Chigumadzi’s novel Sweet Medicine and her new nonfiction book These Bones Will Rise Again.

Also included are Bryony Rheam’s This September Sun; Danai Gurira’s In the Continuum and Familiar; Nozipo J. Maraire’s Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter; Sue Nyathi’s The Polygamist and The Gold Diggers; Irene Sabatini’s The Boy Next Door and Peace and Conflict; and Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook, and her collection African Stories. 

Read the list on BookShyBooks.

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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