One of Africa’s finest female writers and film-makers Tsitsi Dangarembga is coming to Malawi to preside over the international literature session which Story Club Malawi is hosting on Sunday.
According to Story Club Malawi, the event will also be graced by Tammy Brown and artist Elson Kambalu.
The event will include a showcase of movies, music, poetry plus a panel discussion and art exhibition.
Briefing The Nation on the event, Story Club director of publishing ShadreckChikoti said Dangarembga is considered one of the top African novelists.
“She is a Zimbabwean writer and film director. Her first novel, Nervous Conditions, won the African section of Commonwealth Writer’s Prize in 1989 and is considered one of 12 best African novels ever. She founded the International Images Film Festival in Harare to offer a new discourse for women following the proliferation of beauty pageants in Zimbabwe,” said Chikoti.
The Zimbabwean celebrity is well known for her role in the award-winning Zimbabwean film, Neria.
The movie, featuring Zimbabwean music icon Oliver Mtukudzi, became the highest grossing film in Zimbabwe’s history.
She was also involved in the Kale Kale movie, which explores gender-based violence and addresses the plight of Aids orphans.
Some of the books done by her include The Letter, She No Longer Weep, Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not.
Brown is an assistant professor of black world studies and history and her new book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York, will be published by the University Press of Mississippi next month.
She also hosts a talk show called Art as a Tool for Social Change.
CNN calls Elson Kambalu one of Malawi’s leading artists passionate about creativity, spending much of his time outside of paintings to help manage other artist and inspiring the youth of his homeland to think creatively.