Library-in-Residence: Reading Zimbabwe

March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018

Dambudzo Marechera in conversation with Wilson Katiyo and their host, Musaemura Zimunya. Still from the film House of Hunger, 1982 (Director, Chris Austin).

About the residency

Wendy's Subway is pleased to announce the fourth in a series of one to two to three month-long residencies designed to host artists, publishers, special collections, and libraries. From March through May 2018, Wendy's Subway will host Reading Zimbabwe, founded by Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti. 

About Reading Zimbabwe

Reading Zimbabwe is an independent not-for-profit platform committed to discover and celebrate Zimbabwean stories and to place them before the largest possible audience. The project was born out of a curiosity for a deeper understanding of the nature and extent of knowledge production, dissemination and use around the subject of  'Zimbabwe.'

Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a Zimbabwean writer and editor. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Kent and degrees from Welsh and Zimbabwean universities. He co-edited State of the Nation: Contemporary Zimbabwean Poetry (2009) and Visa Stories: Experiences Between Law and Migration (2013).

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean graphic designer and visual artist. She received an MFA from Yale Art School, with a concentration in graphic design. She is currently an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Special thanks

The Wendy’s Subway Residency Program is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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