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Chenjerai Hove dies

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Prolific poet, novelist and essayist, Chenjerai Hove has died.

Hove passed on on Sunday, July 12 in Norway of liver failure.

Born on February 9, 1956 in Mazvihwa near Zvishavane, Hove attended Kutama Mission and Marist Brothers Dete schools before studying at the University of South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe.

At the time of his death Hove was living in exile as the International Writers Project fellow in residence at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.

He published numerous novels, poetry anthologies and essays including ‘And Now the Poets Speak which he co-edited, Up In Arms,Red Hills of and many more.

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