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Panashe Chigumadzi has announced the dates for her book and essay tour in Germany and the Netherlands. The Zimbabwean-South African author of These Bones Will Rise Again (The Indigo Press, 2018), an account of the Zimbabwean people’s revolt against Robert Mugabe, and of, most recently, the talked-about essay “Why I’m No Longer Talking to Nigerians About Race” (Africa Is a Country, 2019), which led to our #WhyI’mTalkingAboutRace response series, will be discussing both works on her six stops.

One of our leading essayists and feminist voices, Chigumadzi received the 2018 Brittle Paper Award for Essays for “History Through the Body or Rights of Desire, Rights of Conquest,” an incisive critique of JM Coetzee’s Disgrace and reckoning with race, gender, sex, land, and power in South African literature, politics, and everyday living.

https://twitter.com/PanasheChig/status/1137035561460477952?s=19

Here are the dates and events.

20 June: Weimar, Germany

Goethe Institute Kultursymposium panel

21 June: Weimar, Germany

Goethe Institute Kultursymposium closing panel

23 June: Bjilmar Parktheatre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop (Morning)

Lecture (Evening)

25 June: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dipsaus Podcast Recording

26 June: Interkontinental, Berlin, Germany

Reading of These Bones Will Rise Again

27 June: Berlin, Germany

Lecture at Be’Kech Anti-Cafe

Brittle Paper wishes her a successful tour. 

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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