Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga was awarded with the prestigious PEN Pinter Prize 2021 on Tuesday, 8th June. She will also be delivering her keynote address at a ceremony hosted by British Library and English PEN on Monday 11 October.
About PEN Pinter Prize
The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 in memory of Nobel-Laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The prize is awarded annually to a writer of outstanding literary merit resident in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Commonwealth or former Commonwealth, who, in the words of Pinter’s Nobel Prize in Literature speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze upon the world and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination… to define the real truth of our lives and our societies
Tsitsi said that “I am grateful that my casting – in the words of Harold Pinter – an “unflinching, unswerving gaze” upon my country and its society has resonated with many people across the globe and this year with the jury of the PEN Pinter Prize 2021. I believe that the positive reception of literary works like mine helps to prove that we can unite around that which is positively human”.
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