Panashe Chigumadzi

Panashe Chigumadzi, is an author who grew up in South Africa and born in Zimbabwe. She is the author of Sweet Medicine (BlackBird Books 2015) and the curator of the inaugural Abantu Book Festival taking place in December 2016. Chigumadzi is also the founding editor of Vanguard Magazine, a platform for young black women coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa, contributor to a number of other South African titles including City Press, The Times and The Star. She has also been a commentator for international media such as the BBC, The Guardian, Netherlands’ Niews Uur and Germany's Spiegel. In 2015 she became a Ruth First Fellow and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in African Literature at Wits University, Johannesburg

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