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Zim author & filmmaker arrested

Jonathan Ancer

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Press Release
Jacana Media
Friday, 31 July 2020
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been arrested this morning and is in prison with her colleague, Julie Barnes. They are being held at Borrowdale police station in Harare. She was arrested by a plainclothes policeman who had been following her and filming her. Her last tweet before being arrested was “Friends, here is a principle. If you want your suffering to end, you have to act. Action comes from hope. This is the principle of faith and action.”
Dangarembga was this week longlisted for the Booker Prize for her novel, This Mournable Body.

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