poet | intermedia artist | cultural practitioner

A pan-Africanist and womanist, I concern myself with indigeneity and anti-colonial efforts. I am a geographer, historian and culture theorist at heart taking a research-based approach to my practice; I am often centring archival material as the point of departure for my work. I draw from personal experience too, exploring the themes of decolonial black womanhood in the context of post-independence, immigration, and geopolitics.

I completed a diploma program in African Studies, Writing and Rhetoric and Entrepreneurial Leadership at African Leadership Academy (South Africa) after which I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Intermedia Art at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). This year, I was awarded the runner-up award to the Inaugural Amsterdam Open Book Prize. My work has been recognised by United Nations Women, the Goethe Institut and Diana Award, amongst others.

Although born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, I am constantly on the move. I am currently based in Scotland, United Kingdom, where I am investigating the long, difficult relationship between my home country and the country in which I reside. Ultimately, I am interrogating the implications of nation on identity.

I come from a long lineage of powerful, ungovernable women.

That is to say, I am courage,

I am triumph.

 

Recognition

2020:               Country advisor, Global Fund for Women;

2020:               Runner-up, Inaugural Amsterdam Open Book Prize;

2020:               Edinburgh University Women’s Liberation Campaign 20 Influential Women Exhibition;

2020:               Funded researcher, UncoverED;

2019:               Diana Award recipient for humanitarian work;

2019:               Selected Mastercard Foundation Scholar;

2019:               Speaker, WLSA Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic;

2018:               United Nations Women panel speaker: “Gender in a Changing Context” with Danai Gurira;

2018:               Keynote speaker, WLSA Foundation, Jeju, South Korea;

2018:               Listed as one of SADC region’s top 100 Young Leaders by The Young Independents;

2017:               Harare City Junior Council, Projects Coordinator;

2017:               British Council, Impact Hub and Zimbojam artist’s residency.