14 / 06 / 2022

#06 lumbung stories: Panashe Chigumadzi

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The writer María Bastarós together with harriet c. brown introduce us to lumbung cosmologies through interviews and readings around the lumbung stories book. In this episode you can listen to the conversation between María Bastarós and the author Panashe Chigumadzi and the reading by the latter of the first 300 words of her story in its original language. We invite you to read along with the book in your hands in the language of your choice.

Panashe Chigumadzi is an essayist and novelist. Chigumadzi is the author of These Bones Will Rise Again (2018), which was shortlisted for the 2019 Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction. Her debut novel, Sweet Medicine, won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. Chigumadzi was the founding editor of Vanguard Magazine, a platform designed to give space to young black South AFRICAN women interested in how queer identities, pan-Africanism and Black Consciousness intersect. Chigumadzi draws on the history of Zimbabwe in her work, by exploring national and personal histories and identities. 

This podcast has been possible thanks to the support of Etxepare Euskal Institutua and Acción Cultural Española.