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Tendai R Mwanaka

Par |2018-09-22T17:12:46+00:00 2 janvier 2014|Catégories : Blog|

I was born in the remote eas­tern high­lands dis­trict of Nyanga, in Mapfurira vil­lage, grew up there and did my pri­ma­ry, secon­da­ry, and high school in this area. Left Nyanga for Chitungwiza city in 1994, and I star­ted explo­ring wri­ting that year, when I was bare­ly twen­ty. I have also wor­ked in the sales and mar­ke­ting field for over 8 years, and have a gra­duate diplo­ma in mar­ke­ting (GradSaim). I have stayed in South Africa for two and half years, but I am now back in Zimbabwe, where I stay in Chitungwiza city.  My first book to be publi­shed, Voices from exile, a col­lec­tion of poe­try on Zimbabwe’s poli­ti­cal situa­tion and exile in South Africa was publi­shed by Lapwing publi­ca­tions, Northern Ireland in 2010. KEYS IN THE RIVER : Notes from a Modern Chimurenga, a novel of inter­lin­ked sto­ries that deals with life in modern day Zimbabwe’s soul was publi­shed by Savant books and publi­ca­tions, USA 2012. A book of crea­tive non-fic­tion pieces, THE BLAME GAME, will be publi­shed by Langaa RPCIG( Cameroon 2013), a fol­low up novel to KEYS IN THE RIVER, ten­ta­ti­ve­ly entit­led, THE RIVER RUNS DRY will be publi­shed by Savant books and publi­ca­tions USA (2013), a novel entit­led, A DARK ENERGY will be publi­shed by Aignos publi­shing com­pa­ny( USA, 2013). Poetry books : Revolution, Logbook writ­ten by a drif­ter, and Voices from exile, were both short lis­ted by the Erbecce press poe­try prize in 2012, 2011, and 2009 res­pec­ti­ve­ly, ano­ther poe­try book entit­led Pearls of awa­re­ness was short lis­ted for the Twoz crea­tions chap­book prize (2012). I was nomi­na­ted for the Pushcart twice, 2008, 2010, com­men­ded for the Dalro prize 2008, I was nomi­na­ted and atten­ded Caine African wri­ting work­shop, 2012. Published over  200 pieces of short sto­ries, essays, memoirs, poems and visual art in over 100 maga­zines, jour­nals, and antho­lo­gies in the fol­lo­wing coun­tries,  the USA , UK , Canada , South Africa, Zimbabwe, India , Mexico, Kenya, Cameroon, Italy , Ghana, Uganda, France , Zambia, Nigeria, Spain , Romania, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand. 

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