Chenjerai Hove

(b. 1956) is a Zimbabwean poet, novelist, and essayist. He was educated at the University of South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe, and has worked as an educator and journalist. A critic of the recent policies of the Mugabe government, he currently lives in exile in Norway.


Zimbabwean poet, novelist, and journalist Chenjerai Hove left Zimbabwe after falling foul of the Mugabe government. Here he recalls two incidents typical of the censorship that forced him into internal exile; and how, in exile outside his home country, he discovered new creative perspectives.