Festival Writers


The 2022 Doek Literary Festival brought together writers from Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom in Windhoek for three days of sharing knowledge about storytelling and literary production.

Tsitsi is the award-winning author of Nervous Conditions (1989) which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Africa Region and was named as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world in 2018 by the BBC. Her second novel The Book Of Not was published in 2006. This Mournable Body, published in 2018, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2020.

A filmmaker, playwright, and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust, Tsitsi is the inaugural chair of the University of East Anglia’s International Chair of Creative Writing Program. In 2021 Tsitsi was awarded the PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression, the PEN Pinter Prize from English PEN, the Peace Prize from the German Book Publishers and Booksellers Association, and an Honorary Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. In 2022 she was a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prizes.
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