Posted on May 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga's appeal to her country's highest court has been successful.
The BBC reports that Zimbabwe's High Court overturned her conviction (as well as that of her friend Julie Barnes) for inciting violence during protests calling for political reform.
Dangarembga has maintained her innocence through her attorney.
The BBC didn't have an official comment on the court's reasoning, but AFP reported that judges thought the verdict was reached incorrectly.
Dangarembga drew acclaim for her first novel, Nervous Conditions, which was the first novel written in English by a black woman from Zimbabwe, and was also shortlisted for a Booker Prize for This Mournable Body.
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