Chenjerai Hove to be buried today

HARARE - Celebrated author Chenjerai Hove,59, who died in Norway on July 12, will be buried today at his rural home in Copper Queen, Gokwe.

Hove’s body arrived in the country on Thursday night and was taken to his house in Chadcombe, Harare.

Family spokesperson Ray Mawerera released the award-winning author’s burial arrangements yesterday.

“We will go to Gokwe today (yesterday) and the burial is on tomorrow (today) in Gokwe,” said Mawerera.

The award-winning author, who died in exile because he feared for his life due to his criticism of the Robert Mugabe-led government, was born in 1954, in Mazvihwa, near Zvishavane.

He announced his arrival on Zimbabwe’s literary scene when he contributed to the Zimbabwe war poetry anthology, And Now The Poets Speak in 1981.

The highlight of his career was winning the prestigious “Noma Award for Publishing in Africa” in 1989.

He is fondly remembered for penning great works in form of poetry anthologies that included Up in Arms (1982), Red Hills of Home (1985), Rainbow in the Dust (1998) and Blind Moon (2003). Some of his novels included Masimba Avanhu (1986), Shadows (1991) and Ancestors (1996).Chenjerai Hove to be buried today

Comments (4)

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Wasu - 25 July 2015

May His soul rest in peace. Just a small note If Chenjerai Hove was born in 1954 that makes him at 60 if not 61 depeding with the month he was born so he was not 59 please check what you are writing editor please do your work properly

chaka - 25 July 2015

These are the true heroes. May his soul rest in peace

piaget - 30 July 2015

Chenjerai Hove was an outstanding writer and poet of his time. He was a messenger sent by the Supreme Being to the whole of humanity. He has done his job and has now gone to join Chris Okigbo, Chinua Achebe, John Munonye and a host of other great messengers of the Most High. May God grant him peace in His Kingdom. Goodbye, brother.

Patrick Tagbo Oguejiofor - 31 August 2015

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