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Tinashe Mushakavanhu

Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a ‘bornfree’ Zimbabwean writer. His childhood was a series of movements in the ‘locations’ of Harare until his parents found a home in Gweru. He graduated with a First Class degree in English from Midlands State University; became the first African to receive an MA in Creative Writing from Trinity University College in Wales and currently teaching and studying for a Ph.D. in English at the University of Kent at Canterbury in England. He is a former Crossing Borders Creative Writing fellow, an initiative that was supported by the British Council and Lancaster University. In 2007, he attended the Caine Prize for African Writing Workshop at Lake Naivasha in Kenya. He writes across genres and has appeared in the Short Writings from Bulawayo anthologies, Writing Now and Jungfrau and Other Stories: A Caine Prize Anthology as well as in several literary publications in America, Britain, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He has co-edited with David Nettleingham the anthology, State of the Nation: Contemporary Zimbabwean Poetry, and his pamphlet provisionally titled, Harare’s Lonely Eyes, will be published in April 2010.



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