Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut novel Nervous Condition (1988) was hailed by Doris Lessing as one of the most important novels of the twentieth century and was included in the BBC’s 2018 list of the 100 books that shaped the world. The Book of Not (2006) and This Mournable Body (2018) complete the Tambudzai Trilogy.
Dangarembga founded the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) in 2009, and its publishing division in 2014. She is writing Sai-Sai and the Great Ancestor of Fire, a dystopic speculative young adult fiction. Her plays were performed at the University of Zimbabwe. Her short musical Kare Kare Zvako (Mother’s Day, 2005) was screened at Sundance. She runs capacity building programmes for African women filmmakers, in addition to fundraising for her productions. Her films and prose have received many awards.