Writing Africa, Writing Women (International Women's Week keynote lecture)

March 07 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayser Gymnasium

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Writer and Filmmaker

Tsitsi Dangarembga is a Zimbabwean author, filmmaker, and activist, whose work has been influential on a global scale. Her first novel, Nervous Conditions, explores the multifaceted impact of colonial rule on "native" subjects, especially women, and the ways in which they are caught in-between cultures, aspirations, and subject positions. Her latest novel, This Mournable Body, returns to some of these questions from a post-colonial perspective. As a filmmaker, she has produced documentaries on the effect of HIV/AIDS in postcolonial Africa, as well as a feature film exploring questions of gender relations within Zimbabwean society.  In this talk, she will share her work as a woman writer from Zimbabwe, whose writing focuses on other women and their experiences in colonial and postcolonial Africa.

This event was proposed by Giovanna Lerner.