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Famous Writers from Zimbabwe

List of famous writers from Zimbabwe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Zimbabwe is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Zimbabwean writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Zimbabwe and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Items include everything from John Eppel to Alexander Kanengoni.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Zimbabwean writers?" and "Which writers are from Zimbabwe?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Zimbabwe in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Zimbabwe, but they're all of Zimbabwe descent.
The List
  1. 1
    about... Born: 1951
    Birthplace: Zimbabwe
    Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Work: Effortless tears, When the rainbird cries, Pacesetters - Vicious Circle, Echoing silences
    Alexander Kanengoni : see more
  2. 2
    about... Born: 1969
    Birthplace: Glossop, United Kingdom
    Nationality: Zimbabwe, United States of America, United Kingdom
    Work: Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Piel Blanca
    Alexandra Fuller : see more
  3. 3

    Cain Mathema

    about... Born: 1947
    Birthplace: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
    Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Work: Ulimi Lwami, Imivundla kagwayi lezinye indatshana zabokhekhe, Newspapers in Zimbabwe, I drew for the liberation struggle, Let us fight neo-colonialism in Zimbabwe + 6 more
    Cain Mathema : see more
  4. 4
    about... Born: 1957
    Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
    Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Work: Rusty velvet, Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Halifax, The litany bird, African Tears, Beyond tears
    Catherine Buckle : see more
  5. 5

    Charles Shemu Joyah

    about... Born: 1959
    Birthplace: Zimbabwe
    Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Work: Seasons of Life, The Last Fishing Boat
    Charles Shemu Joyah : see more
  6. 6

    Chenjerai Hove

    about... Born: 1956
    Birthplace: Zimbabwe
    Nationality: Zimbabwe
    Work: Blind moon, Up in arms, Masimba avanhu?, Shadows, Ancestors + 8 more
    Chenjerai Hove : see more

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