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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.

Writers 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.
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Kevin Curran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Zimbabwe
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Kevin Malcolm Curran was a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Born in Rusape, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 Cricket World Cup and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He was also a Zimbabwean cricket coach from August 2005 to September 2007. At the time of his death, he was ...more

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Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

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M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Zimbabwe
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MK Asante is an American author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor at Morgan State University. He is best known for his memoir Buck. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Philadelphia, he is the son of scholar Molefi Kete Asante and choreographer Kariamu Welsh. ...more

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Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe, United States of America

Works: 500 Years Later, Buck: A Memoir

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Zimbabwe
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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first ...more

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Birthplace: Zvimba District

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Works: Robert Gabriel Mugabe, prime minister of Zimbabwe, War, peace and development in contemporary Africa, + more

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Charles Shemu Joyah


Charles Shemu Joyah is an award winning producer and director from Malawi. He was born in Zimbabwe. His first movies 'Seasons of a Life' became popular in film festivals world wide and received award nominations. His second movie, The Last Fishing Boat has also been nominated for international ...more

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Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Works: Seasons of Life, The Last Fishing Boat

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Alexandra Fuller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Zimbabwe
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Alexandra Fuller is an author who currently lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...more

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Birthplace: Glossop, United Kingdom

Nationality: Zimbabwe, United States of America, United Kingdom

Works: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Piel Blanca

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Fay Chung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Zimbabwe
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Fay King Chung is a Zimbabwean educator and an independent candidate for the March 2008 Zimbabwean senatorial election. She is one of the early public supporters of independent presidential candidate, Simba Makoni, who announced his presidential candidacy in early February 2008. She was Deputy ...more

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Birthplace: Southern Rhodesia

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Works: Re-living the second Chimurenga

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Tendai Laxton Biti is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2013. He was the Secretary-General of the Movement for Democratic Change political party and a member of Parliament for Harare East. ...more

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Nationality: Zimbabwe

Works: Zimbabwe

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Dambudzo Marechera was a Zimbabwean novelist and poet. His short career produced a book of stories, two novels, a book of plays, prose, and poetry, and a collection of poetry. ...more

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Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Works: The black insider, Scrapiron blues, Cemetery of mind, Mindblast or, + more

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