Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Mutoko in colonial Rhodesia, which became the independent state of Zimbabwe in 1980. She moved to Britain when she was two, and started school there, returning to Rhodesia when she was six. She completed her school education at a missionary school in Mutare and began a degree in medicine at Cambridge, but returned home in 1980 without completing the degree. Instead she completed a degree in psychology at the University of Harare, where she wrote plays for a drama group, including one which she also directed called The Lost of the Soil. In 1985 she published a story called “The Letter” in Sweden, and in 1987 her play She No Longer Weeps was published in Harare.
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