Posted on August 26, 2021 at 9:46 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Tsitsi Dangarembga will become the eighth author to contribute to the Future Library project.

The Booker Prize shortlisted author, who also drew attention for her arrest during anti-corruption protests in Zimbabwe, is “settling on the story” she’ll tell, reports the Guardian.

Contributors to the project write a book of any length and any genre that won’t be published until 2114, when trees in an Oslo forest will be cut down and turned into the paper upon which these manuscripts are printed.

Authors who have previously been invited to join the project include Ocean Vuong, Margaret Atwood, Han Kang, and Karl Ove Knausgård.

Dangarembga drew acclaim for her first novel, Nervous Conditions, which was the first novel written in English by a black woman from Zimbabwe, and most recently found herself in contention for the Booker Prize for This Mournable Body.

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