Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga Wins PEN Pinter Prize

Novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 for her "ability to capture and communicate vital truths even amidst times of upheaval". 

The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 by the charity English PEN, which defends freedom of expression and celebrates literature. Dangaremba was arrested by authorities in 2020 in Harare while protesting against corruption, and was later released on bail. 

InFocus

Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning novelist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga (file photo).

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X