Poetry in Zimbabwe Today: A Reading with Batsirai Chigama and Togara Muzanenhamo
Join us for a reading and conversation with two of Zimbabwe's most vital poets, Batsirai Chigama and Togara Muzanenhamo. Tuesday, November 12, from 12-1:30pm in 314 Allen Building.
Batsirai Chigama has been a teacher of performance and creative writing workshops for over two decades. Her first poetry collection, Gather the Children, won the 2019 Outstanding First Creative Published Work from the National Arts Merits Awards in Zimbabwe. She is also an acclaimed spoken word poet. She is currently a featured guest writer in the International Writers Program at University of Iowa.
Togara Muzanenhamo is the author of two poetry collections, The Spirit Brides (2006) and Gumiguru (2014) as well as a duo collection with John Eppel, Textures (2014). He was born to Zimbabwean parents in Lusaka, Zambia in 1975. He was brought up in Zimbabwe, and then went on to study in The Hague and Paris. He has worked in journalism and film script production and manages his family's farm. He is the Zimbabwe editor for Poetry International online.