2.9.2023, 7 pm
Tsitsi Dangarembga
in conversation
with Musa Okwonga

Tsitsi Dangarembga, photographed by Hannah Mentz

Tsitsi Dangarembga (b. 1959) is a filmmaker, playwrighter and author. She is considered one of the most radical feminist voices on the African continent and is one of the most important artists in Zimbabwe. She is deeply committed to the empowerment of women filmmakers on the African continent and has been engaged in feminist discourses for political change for many years. She is director of the Creative Arts of Progress in Africa Trust, founder and director of the International Images Film Festival for Women in Harare, and a member of the Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe organization. In 1988, her debut novel »Nervous Conditions« was published as the first part of her Tambudzai trilogy. It won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1989 and in 2018 was included by the BBC in the list of the 100 most important books that have shaped the world. In 2006, the second part »The Book of Not« was published. In 2018 followed »This Mournable Body«, which was nominated for the shortlist of the Booker Prize in 2020. In 2021, Tsitsi Dangarembga was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She has received the PEN Pinter Prize and the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, among others, for her work. In 2022, the Financial Times listet her as one of the 25 most influential women in the world. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe. Currently she is a Universität Hamburg Fellow at the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study.

 Musa Okwonga (b. 1979), himself a writer, journalist and musician, will join Tsitsi Dangarembga at M.Bassy for a conversation about the consequences of colonialism up to today, feminism, creative industries on the African continent and the problems women face in this field. 

2.9.2023, 7 pm  (The event is fully booked)

Entrance: 15,- EUR.
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The event will be held in English.

The event is a cooperation with Orlanda publishing house, Berlin and part of the program series »African and Afrodiasporic Literature as Performance«, sponsored by the Ministry for Culture and Media, Hamburg

Kulturbeoerde Hamburg