Chenjerai Hove (9 February 1956 – 12 July 2015) was a Zimbabweanpoet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both English and Shona. "Modernist in their formal construction, but making extensive use of oral conventions, Hove's novels offer an intense examination of the psychic and social costs - to the rural population, especially, of the war of liberation in Zimbabwe." He died on 12 July 2015 while living in exile in Norway and his death has been attributed to liver failure.
A critic of the policies of the Mugabe government, Hove was living in exile at the time of his death as a fellow at the House of Culture in Stavanger, Norway, as part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN). Prior to this, he held visiting positions at Lewis and Clark College and Brown University; he was also once a poet-in-residence in Miami. Chenjerai Hove's work was translated into several languages (including Japanese, German, and Dutch). He won several awards over the course of his career, including the 1989 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.
Chenjerai Hove published numerous novels, poetry anthologies and collections of essays and reflections. His publications include:
And Now the Poets Speak (co-editor; poetry), 1981
Up In Arms (poetry), Harare: Zimbabwe Publishing House, 1982
Red Hills of Home (poetry), 1984; Gweru: Mambo Press, 1985.