Zimbabwean poet Tsitsi Jaji will present two poetry events in Harare on July 6 and 11. Consider attending if you are a budding poet and live in Zimbabwe!

First, Jaji will be conducting a poetry reading on Thursday, July 6 from 6 – 8 pm at the Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave in Harare. All are invited and admission is $2 per person.

Second, Jaji will host a poet’s workshop on Tuesday, July 11 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Afrotopia Cafe, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare. 6-10 poems will be selected for workshopping. Admission is free.

To register for the workshop:

  • WhatsApp Batsi on 0712435519
  • Send one poem you would like to workshop.

Tsitsi Jaji is a Zimbabwean poet raised in Harare. She studied piano and literature at Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University. Jaji is an associate professor of English and African & African American Studies at Duke University.

Jaji’s collection Beating the Graves was published in 2017 after receiving an honorable mention for the 2015 Sillerman Prize. Her scholarly book Africa in Stereo: Music, Modernism and Pan-African Solidarity received the African Literature Association’s First Book Award. She has given readings at the UNESCO, the Library of Congress, the United Nations, and the Poetry Foundation.

We highly recommend you attend her reading and workshop this July if you are in the Harare area!