Togara Muzanenhamo

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Togara Muzanenhamo (born 1975) is a Zimbabwean poet born in Lusaka, Zambia, to Zimbabwean parents. He was brought up in Zimbabwe on his family's farm – 50 km (30 mi) west of the capital Harare. He attended St George's College, Harare. He studied in France and the Netherlands. After his studies he returned to Zimbabwe and worked as a journalist, then moved to an institute dedicated to the development of African screenplays. Muzanenhamo's first collection of poems, Spirit Brides, was published by Carcanet Press in 2006, [1] [2] and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize in 2006. [3]

Muzanenhamo won the African Poetry Book Fund's 2022 Luschei Prize for African Poetry for Virga, [4] his fourth collection of poetry, which was also a Brittle Paper notable book of the year, an Irish Times Best Poetry Book of the Year, and a Poetry Society Autumn Recommendation. [5]

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References

  1. "Togara Muzanenhamo". Carcanet Press. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. "Togara Muzanenhamo". Poetry International Rotterdam. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. "Togara Muzanenhamo". Granta . Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  4. "Zimbabwean poet Muzanenhamo wins Luschei Prize for African Poetry". Nebraska Today. 28 February 2023. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  5. Ghosh, Kuhelika (10 March 2023). "Congrats to Zimbabwean Poet Togara Muzanenhamo for Winning the 2022 Luschei Prize for African Poetry". Brittle Paper. Retrieved 3 August 2023.