Ignatius Tirivangani Mabasa

Ignatius Tirivangani Mabasa‘s satirical novel, Mapenzi (Fools), won the Zimbabwe Book Publishers’ Association award in 1999 and was nominated as one of Zimbabwe’s 75 Best Books of the 20th Century by the Zimbabwe international Book Book Fair.

Mabasa writes mainly in Shona and is currently finalising two novels.

He is also working on a translation of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel, Nervous Conditions.

2 Responses to “Ignatius Tirivangani Mabasa”
  1. tawanda mutobwe says:

    man i just loved mapenzi.i did it at A Level and now i am doing it at university.infact i am writing a project on it

  2. Lloyd Mabvura says:

    what i can say is that mabasa’s MAPENZI is just extra ordinary.the author clearly articulate his ideological and sensibilties in novel,for instance his use of oral art forms such the folktale of ZIZI and NHENGURE is a clear manifestation of his satirical whip on the hypocricy,greed and corruption that plagued and bedeveled post-independent african countries. i can go on and on commenting his artistic vitriol,but ha-a MABASA its a genius among the rest of zimbabwe prolific writers

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