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Appreciation: Chenjerai Hove, 1956-2015

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Generous and inspiring, the prolific Zimbabwean writer and activist, who has died in exile in Norway, should be hailed as a national treasure

He promised his mother he would not die in foreign lands. Yet he slipped from our grasp, so far away.

Storyteller, novelist, poet, playwright, human rights and cultural activist, and highly respected political and social commentator, Chenjerai Hove’s figure looms large in Zimbabwe’s literary pantheon. News of his death in Stavanger, Norway, has sent shock waves through Zimbabwe’s literary establishment.

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