'Urgent, compelling, blisteringly brilliant. This timely and elegant collection should be essential reading for anyone who cares about the aftermath of Empire - and that should be all of us. Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the most powerful writers working today.' - Sara Collins 'In these moving and necessary essays, Tsitsi Dangarembga insists that 'the best writing opens the lesion again and again and cleanses'. She is exactly as good as her word.' - Andrew Motion 'Poignant, profound, essential. The human cost of colonisation laid bare.' - Audrey Magee 'Dangarambga forces our perspective toward both violence and its humane alternatives. One she has seen the truth, she can't turn away. The rest of us would do well to pause and bear witness.' - Los Angeles Review of Books 'Hers is a maverick voice.' - AIgoni Barrett 'Tsitsi Dangarembga has held a magnifying glass up to the struggles of ordinary people, in so many parts of the world, to lead good lives in the increasingly corrupt and fractured new world order. Hers is a voice we all need to hear and heed.' - Claire Armitstead, English PEN Trustee
Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of three novels: Nervous Conditions, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize; This Mournable Body, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and The Book of Not. She won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2021 and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Dangarembga is also a filmmaker, playwright, and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.