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The Author and Filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga

From Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Wikipedia entry:

As a novelist Dangarembga made her debut with Nervous Conditions, a partially autobiographical work which appeared in Great Britain in 1988 and the next year in the United States. A sequel, The Book of Not, was published in 2006.

Dangerembga wrote the story for the film Neria (1993), which became the highest-grossing film in Zimbabwean history. The protagonist is a widowed woman, whose brother-in-law abuses traditional customs to control her assets for his own benefit. Neria loses her material possessions and her child, but gets then help from her female friend (played by Kubi Indi) against her late husband’s family. The title song is by Oliver Mtukudzi, who also appears in the film.

In 1996, she directed the film Everyone’s Child. It was the first feature film directed by a black Zimbabwean woman. The story followed the tragic fates of four siblings, after their parents die of AIDS. The soundtrack featured songs by Zimbabwe’s most popular musicians, including Thomas Mapfumo, Leonard Zhakata and Andy Brown.


Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    May 6th, 2009 @19:50 #

    What a photo - definitive.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    May 7th, 2009 @04:14 #

    Such a fine photo. Intense and intimate at the same time. When will there be a book of Victor Dlamini's photographs?


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