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Writers and Publishers


For overviews of Zimbabwean writing and writers, see Martin Goodman’s 2006 survey and Alexandra Fuller on how Zimbabwean writing has been developing under three generations so far, and Poetry International Web—Zimbabwe. For individual Zimbabwean authors see this wikipedia index page.

Associations of writers include:

Zimbabwe Writers Association (ZWA) which promotes writing in all its forms and in all the languages of Zimbabwe and standing up for the rights and welfare of the Zimbabwean writer. For more information contact Zimbabwe International Book Fair chair Musaemura Zimunya. tel. 0772334919 musaz@arts.uz.ac.zw nyamuzi.suma@gmail.com

Writers International Network-Zimbabwe (WIN) with an active website, news and links, as well as outreach programs.

Zimbabwe Writers Union (ZIWU)

Zimbabwe Women Writers, with director Eresina Hwede

Zimbabwe African Languages Writers Association (ZALWA)

Zimbabwe Academic and Non-Fiction Authors (ZANA) chaired by Samuel Makore

Budding Writers Association of Zimbabwe (BWAZ)


The African Publishers Network  (APNET) was formed in 1992 to promote indigenous publishing in Africa. APNET brings together national publishers associations from 45 countries in Africa. (Tainie Mundondo – mtainie@yahoo.com)

Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association (ZBPA) is the national trade association.

ZimCopy is a collecting society that administers the economic rights of creators and authors in the field of literary and artistic works in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1995 by five right-holder associations.

See our separate page for a list of Zimbabwean publishers.


Book Fairs and Book Events

The leading venues for book presentations and discussions are the revived Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) and Book Cafe.