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Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwean Booker Prize nominee to appear in court

Author Tsitsi Dangarembga is set to appear in court in Zimbabwe just days after reaching the six-book shortlist for the Booker Prize.

Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga, centre, and a colleague Julie Barnes hold placards as they are arrested on July 31, 2020 in Harare. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga, centre, and a colleague Julie Barnes hold placards as they are arrested on July 31, 2020 in Harare. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Dangarembga was arrested in July during anti-government protests.

By the time of her arrest she had been nominated in the longlist for the prize.

Her trial is now set to begin, and she has tweeted a photo while waiting to attend court:

In July, Dangarembga and other protesters were bundled into a police lorry while carrying placards during a protest against corruption and economic mismanagement.

Images of security forces beating civilians prompted global outrage.

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa later vowed to “flush out” his opponents. BBC News

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