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Author, poet, fiction-writer, Shimmer Chinodya

Shimmer Chinodya is a Zimbabwean prolific writer, poet, director who was born in Gwelo, Rhodesia (now Gweru, Zimbabwe) in 1957.

Most of his novels were prescribed to be set books (worthy to be studied in high schools) by the Ministry of Education such as Harvest of Thorns (which won the Commonwealth Writer's Award for the Best Book in Africa in 1990), Chairman of Fools and Strife. Some were even studied in tertiary institutions.

Chinodya also wrote the script of the award winning film, Everyone's Child.

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