Dr Pumla Dineo Gqola joins internationally acclaimed Tsitsi Dangarembga at FLF

Dr Pumla Dineo Gqola joins internationally acclaimed Tsitsi Dangarembga (Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not & This Mournable Body) – to discuss her stellar writing career, her life in Harare, and the choices of women besieged by patriarchy.

Tsitsi Dangarembga is a Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Her debut novel, Nervous Conditions (1988), which was the first to be published in English by a Black woman from Zimbabwe, was named by the BBC in 2018 as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world. In 2020, her novel This Mournable Body was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Dr Pumla Dineo Gqola is a feminist writer and Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies. She is the SARChl Chair in African Feminist Imagination at Nelson Mandela University. Her publications include, What is Slavery to Me?, A Renegade called Simphiwe, Alan Paton Award Winner Rape: A South African Nightmare and Reflecting Rogue. Her latest book, Female Fear Factory, the much anticipated follow up to Rape, was released in May 2021.