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Heinemann International, 1990 - Fiction - 113 pages
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The fight for freedom in Zimbabwe is hauntingly conveyed through the struggle of peasants and their difficulties in rebuilding life after independence. This is an extended prose poem, which won the 1989 Noma Award.

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Chenjerai Hove was born on February 9, 1956 in Mazvihwas near Zvishavane, Rhodesia. He attended school at Kutama College and Marist Brothers Dete, in the Hwange district of Zimbabwe. After studying in Gweru, he became a teacher and then earned degrees at the University of South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe. He also worked as a journalist, and contributed to the anthology, And Now the Poets Speak. He became a well known poet, and novelist writing in both English and Shona. His titles include: Up in Arms, Red Hills of Home, Bones, Blind Moon and The Keys of Ramb. She also won several awards including Guest Writer, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, Second Prize, Zimbabwe Literary Award, for Ancestors, and International Writers Project Fellow at Brown University. Chenjerai Hove died on July 12, 2015 of liver failure in Norway.

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