Famous Zimbabwean Writers

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Danai Gurira
(Actress)

Danai Gurira
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Birthdate: February 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Danai Gurira is best known as Michonne from The Walking Dead and as Okoye from the Marvel films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. She earned a Tony nomination for writing the Broadway play Eclipsed. She has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador and promotes arts and women empowerment.

 2 
Doris Lessing
(Novelist)

Doris Lessing
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kermanshah, Iran
Died: November 17, 2013

 3 

Tongayi Chirisa
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
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 4 

Tsitsi Dangarembga
2
Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mutoko, Zimbabwe

 5 

Alexandra Fuller
2
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Glossop, Derbyshire, England

 6 

Dambudzo Marechera
2
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rusape, Zimbabwe
Died: August 18, 1987

 7 

NoViolet Bulawayo
2
Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe
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 8 

Petina Gappah
2
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Copperbelt Province, Zambia

 9 
Yvonne Vera
(Author)

Yvonne Vera
1
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: April 7, 2005

 10 

Charles Mungoshi
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
Died: February 16, 2019

 11 

Chenjerai Hove
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvishavane, Zimbabwe
Died: July 12, 2015

 12 
Daniel Carney
(Novelist)

Daniel Carney
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: January 6, 1987

Daniel Carney was a Rhodesian novelist. Some of his novels, namely The Whispering Death (1969), The Wild Geese (1977), and The Square Circle (1982), were adapted into successful films. Daniel Carney is also credited with co-founding a couple of estate agents in Salisbury, Rhodesia, in 1968.

 13 
Heidi Holland
(Journalist)

Heidi Holland
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: August 11, 2012

 14 

Anne McClintock
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 15 
Ronald Duncan
(British author)

Ronald Duncan
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mashonaland, Zimbabwe
Died: June 3, 1982

 16 

Solomon Mutswairo
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zimbabwe
Died: November 23, 2005

 17 

John Gordon Davis
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enkeldoorn, Southern Rhodesia
Died: November 5, 2014

 18 

Catherine Buckle
1
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 19 

Shimmer Chinodya
1
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Gweru, Zimbabwe

 20 

Eddison Zvobgo
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Died: August 22, 2004

 21 
Ngugi wa Mirii
(Playwright)

Ngugi wa Mirii
1
Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Limuru, Kenya
Died: May 3, 2008

 22 
Panashe Chigumadzi
(Journalist)

Panashe Chigumadzi
0
Birthdate: 1991 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 23 

Musaemura Zimunya
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Birthdate: November 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mutare, Zimbabwe

 24 
Cont Mhlanga
(Playwright)

Cont Mhlanga
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwea

 25 

Novuyo Tshuma
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Birthdate: January 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

 26 
David Mungoshi
(Novelist)

David Mungoshi
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: August 29, 2020

 27 

Masimba Musodza
0
Birthdate: March 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 28 

Elizabeth Mpofu
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 29 

Patricia Schonstein
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Birthdate: March 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

 30 
Sekai Nzenza
(Writer)

Sekai Nzenza
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 31 

John Eppel
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lydenburg, South Africa

 32 

Zodwa Nyoni
0
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe