Heart of Bastard launch

The Heart is A Bastard anthology launch

The University of East Anglia appointed Tsitsi Dangarembga the International Chair of Creative Writing in 2020 to deliver a program of literary events, classes and workshops. One of these workshops was an East African affair with writers from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda writing in English and Kiswahili run by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Jean McNeil, Zukiswa Wanner, and Elias Mutani in July 2022.  

The Heart is a bastard anthology

From this workshop, stories were whittled down and the best were put in a new Paivapo Publishers anthology The Heart Is A Bastard edited in English by Zukiswa Wanner. The Kiswahili version of this book edited by Elias Mutani is called Moyo ni Mwanaharamu. Those whose work feature are Fatma Shafii, Maureen Waithaka, Julius M Chiwaya, Joanita Kente Tushabe, Noella Moshi, Nyasili Atetwe, Ruth Nyadzua Mwangome, Sia Chami, Precious Colette Kemigisha, Gladwell Pemba, Jibril Adam, Misigo Daniel Mwanzu, and Charlie Muhumuza.   The anthology launched at a ceremony at the Goethe-Institute on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

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