Wed 24 February

7:00pm

Tsitsi Dangarembga

In conversation with Ellah Wakatama

UEA’s International Chair of Creative Writing and 2020 Booker Shortlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga will be joined in conversation by Canongate’s Editor-at-Large, Ellah Wakatama, to discuss the phenomenal success of Tsitsi’s 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted novel This Mournable Body. Jean McNeil, professor of Creative Writing at UEA, will chair the event.

COVID19: Due to current health circumstances, this event will take place virtually. Please Book Now to register your online attendance.

 
 

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of three novels, including Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her latest novel This Mournable Body was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She is also a filmmaker, playwright, and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. In 2020 she joined UEA as the inaugural International Chair of Creative Writing. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Image: © Hannah Mentz

Ellah Wakatama

Ellah Wakatama, OBE is Editor-at-Large at Canongate Books, Senior Research Fellow at Manchester University (Centre for New Writing) and Chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She is a trustee of The Royal Literary Fund and the Caine Prize for African Writing. She has edited, introduced and contributed to numerous anthologies and books, as well serving as a judge for the Booker Prize in 2015. In 2011 she was awarded an OBE for services to the publishing industry and in 2016 was named one of New African Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential Africans’.

Image: © Julian Knox

This Mournable Body drew an immediate reaction
like a sharp intake of breath from all of us on the
panel. The breakdown of the protagonist and the
breakdown of a country are inextricably linked in this
arresting novel from a mercurial writer.’

The 2020 Booker Prize Panel

Contact Us

If you have a query which you cannot find the answer to on our website, please feel free to contact us.

     

    Email

    uealive@uea.ac.uk

    UEA Live, Arts 3.28
    Arts and Humanities Events
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich, NR4 7TJ