Booker nod puts the spotlight on Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga's arrest

Author Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body, the last book in a trilogy, had a torturous path to publication despite its predecessor's acclaim.
Author Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body, the last book in a trilogy, had a torturous path to publication despite its predecessor's acclaim.PHOTOS: HANNAH MENTZ, FABER & FABER

Three days after her novel This Mournable Body was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested.

The Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker was walking down a main street in Harare with a friend, holding placards for an anti-corruption protest. They were standing at an intersection when a riot police vehicle arrived and they were told to get in.

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