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List of the most popular authors from Zimbabwe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Zimbabwean authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Zimbabwean writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List is made up of many different authors, including Dambudzo Marechera and Lauren Liebenberg.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Zimbabwe?" and "Who are the best Zimbabwean authors?"

For further information on these historic Zimbabwean authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Zimbabwean authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
Alexandra Fuller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Zimbabwe
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Alexandra Fuller is an author who currently lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...more

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

Birthplace: Glossop, United Kingdom

Birthdate: 1969-01-01

Nationality: Zimbabwe, United States of America, United Kingdom

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M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors 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

Works Written: Buck: A Memoir

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Birthdate: 1982-11-03

Nationality: Zimbabwe, United States of America

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Tsitsi Dangarembga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Zimbabwe
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Tsitsi Dangarembga is a Zimbabwean author and filmmaker. ...more

Works Written: Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, She no longer weeps, Cuatro Mujeres Que AME^! Las

Birthplace: Mutoko, Zimbabwe

Birthdate: 1959-01-01

Nationality: Zimbabwe

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Cain Mathema


Cain Ginyilitshe Ndabazekhaya Mathema is a Zimbabwean politician who is the Governor and Resident Minister of Bulawayo. In late February 2008, he was present at rally supporting ZANU-PF candidate Sikhanyiso Ndlovu's bid for the Pelandava-Mpopoma constituency seat. ...more

Works Written: Newspapers in Zimbabwe, Wealth and power, Let us fight neo-colonialism in Zimbabwe, Kusihlwa, Ulimi Lwami, + more

Birthplace: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Birthdate: 1947-01-01

Nationality: Zimbabwe