Three Authors win NAMA Awards


Three titles have won prizes in Zimbabwe’s most prestigious arts awards, National Arts Merit Awards(NAMA).

The Uncertainty of Hope by Valerie Tagwira scooped the Outstanding Fiction Book prize, ahead of White Man Crawling by John Eppel and Tears of Water by Christopher Gwata.

Coming Home by Olley Tsino Maruma took the Outstanding First Creative Published Work award, beating Echoes Of Young Voices by Various Young Authors and The New Voices Magazine edited by Aleck Kaposa.

The Woodcutter by Enock Chihombori won the Outstanding Children’s Book award, ahead of Bingo The Greedy Dog by Maxwell Mutami and Mashiripiti Edehwe RaRungano by Simbarashe Kavenga.

The NAMA awards are Zimbabwe’s equivalent of the Oscars and honour artists who would have excelled in various arts genres. They have been running since 2002 and are administered by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.

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