Born 1962, Chirikure belongs to the oral tradition of Shona literature and often performs to musical accompaniment with traditional Zimbabwean instruments.
Describe yourself with three words starting with the same letter.
Conscious, curious, collected.
When/where do you write?
Anywhere, anytime when inspiration comes.
Your favourite character?
Mdhara Vitalis, in Pettina Gappah’s An Elegy for Easterly.
What’s more difficult – starting or finishing a book?
Depends on the book.
Complete this phrase: “I got off the train in Berlin and standing on the platform was…”
…this confused looking man carrying a backpack and holding the map of Berlin upside down.
Choose a famous person and recommend to her/him any reading available today.
To all Zimbabwean politicians, I recommend: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.
Sep 10, 20:00, “Poetry Night III”