Mbizo Chirasha

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Mbizo Chirasha is the founder of Writing Ukraine Prize and a  UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist (Glasgow University School of Education). 2020 Free-Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum Deutschland (Germany). 2019 African Fellow at IHRAF (USA). 2020 Guest Writer at Glasgow University Creative Writing Program (Scotland). 2021 Poet in Residence at Fictional Cafe (USA). 2019 Producer of Sotambe Film Festival Live Literature Hub (Kitwe, Zambia). 2015 Artist in Residence at Shungunyamutitima Film and Arts Festival (Livingstine, Zambia). 2009 Poet In Residence at ICACD (Ghana). 2009 Fellow at UNESCO – Photo Novel Writing Intensive Training (Tanzania). 2007 Initiative “This is Artist” artist in Residence Project (Harare Goethe – Zentrum). 2003 Africa100 Best Books Delegate to Goteborg Book Fair (Sweden). Editor/Curator of the Voices of Africa: A Call for Freedom (Africa/USA). Project curator and Co-editor of the Second Name of Earth is Peace (Poetry Voices Against WAR Anthology), and co-editor of Street Voices Poetry and Corpses of Unity. Chirasha is associate editor at Diaspora(n) online, chief editor at Time of the Poet Republic, founding editor at WomaWords Literary Press, publisher at Brave Voices Poetry, and curator at Africa Writers Caravan. Chirasha is the author of A Letter to the President and Pilgrims of Zame, co-author of Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi, and a contributing essayist for Monk Arts and Soul Magazine. His essays, short stories, political commentary, poetry and hybrid are published in more 200 spaces around the globe in The Evergreen Review, Poetry London, FemAsia Magazine, Wrath-Bearing Tree, Ink Sweat and Tears Journal, One Ghana World Poetry Almanac, Demer Press, Atunis Galaxy, One Magazine, Ofi Press, IHRAF Publishes, The Poet a Day, Bezine.Com, Sentinel UK, Oxford School of Poetry Pamphlet, Africa Crayons, PulpitMagazine, Poetry Pacific, Zimbolicious, Best New Poets, Poetry Bulawayo, Gramnet, Diogen Plus, Poeisis.si, Festival de Poesia Medellin, and elsewhere.