Earlier this week, Zimbabwean novelist Tsetsi Dangrembega, the award-winning nominee for the Booker Prize list, was arrested during anti-corruption protests.
Dungrembaga, whose novel This Mournful Body was long honored for the UK’s Premier Fiction Award next to Hillary Mantle and Anne Tyler, documented her arrest in the city’s suburb of Breeddale. On twitter. After protests on social media over the arrest of journalists in Zimbabwe, he Tweeted earlier today: “Guys, here’s a theory. If you want your pain to end, then you have to work. Action is by expectation. This is the principle of faith and action. “
A report by Agence France-Presse said that he and his friend were “tied up in a truck loaded with police equipped with AK-47 rifles and riot gear”, confirming the arrest along with Dangremgeba’s husband Olaf Koschke .
Dangremba’s first novel, Nervous Conditions, is seen as a modern classic and was named by the BBC as one of the 100 books that shaped the world.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has clamped down on anti-government protests, with hundreds of police and soldiers stationed on the streets of cities across the country amid widespread anger over state corruption, rising prices and inadequate public services.