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‘It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to speak out about Zimbabwean government’ – writer Tsitsi Dangarembga – Channel 4 News

The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga almost didn’t get published at all. But even though her debut novel – when it finally came out – attracted international acclaim, publishing the next two still wasn’t easy.

Now, while the third part of her trilogy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ms Dangarembga was arrested in July this year after joining anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, in opposition to president Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in three years ago, replacing the long time dictator Robert Mugabe.

We asked Ms Dangarembga about the circumstances which had led to her arrest.

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