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You Are Invited To The Story Club's International Lit Session

Dear colleague,
I am extremely excited to invite you to the Story Club’s International Lit-session at Crossroad Hotel’s auditorium this coming Sunday, the 26th of July.
The Story Club has invited one of Africa’s greatest female writers and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangaremba to an international literary session that will also feature Dr Tammy Brown from Miami University and CNN African Voices artist, Elson Kambalu.
The theme of the Lit-Session, which has on its menu, film showcase, talks, panel discussions, music, poetry, and art exhibition, is Art, Women and Society.
As you know, Tsitsi Dangaremba is a female Zimbabwean writer and film director. Her first novel Nervous Conditions won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989 and is considered one of the twelve best African novels ever,(Wikipedia). Tsitsi is rated as one of the top twenty African female writers by Kwani Publishing Trust. She founded the International Images Film Festival in Harare to offer a new discourse for women following the proliferation of beauty pageants in Zimbabwe.
Her film Neria, about a widow and property grabbing became the highest grossing film in Zimbabwe’s history (featuring Oliver Mtukudzi). Kare Kare is another film exploring gender based violence and Everyone’s Child is a powerful film about HIV/Aids orphans.
Books: The Letter 1985/ She No Longer Weeps 1987 / Nervous Conditions 1988/ The Book of Not 2006
Dr Tammy Brown is an assistant professor of black world studies and history. Her new book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York, will be published by University Press of Mississippi in August.  Her talk is titled, “ART AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.”
CNN calls Elson Kambalu one of Malawi's leading artists. Passionate about creativity, spending much of his time outside of painting to help manage other artists and inspiring the youth of his homeland to think creatively. Elson Kambalu is a Malawian abstract artist and  at 31, he founded Art House Africa, a collective bringing artists and clients together and he has also opened a children's art studio and art journal to inspire his fellow countrymen.
Tsitsi’s panel discussion will be led by Timwa Lipenga, a lecturer at Chancellor College and director for Makewana’s Daughters literary initiative, it will also feature professors from the Chancellor College’s English department and an American writer, Brooke Marshall.
Tentative Program
Date /
Time
Sunday 26th
Activity/ agenda Audience/ Notes
10:30-12:00 Art Exhibition


2:00PM
- Going South (short film & intro by Elson Kambalu
- ‘Art for Social Change’ a talk Tammy Brown (University Miami)
- ‘Nervous Conditions’ Panel discussion Tsitsi Dangaremba
- Presentation, Tsitsi Dangarembga Story Club

We look forward to celebrating art, femininity and literature with you on Sunday the 26th of July, at Crossroads Hotel.
For more information, please do not hesitate to call on 0999420058.
Regards,
Shadreck Chikoti
FOR THE STORY CLUB MALAWI

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