Valerie Tagwira

‘The Uncertainty of Hope’ wins NAMA award

In Awards, Books, Literature, The Uncertainty of Hope, Writing on February 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm

naclogo.jpgThe Uncertainty of Hope has won this year’s National Arts Merit Award for literature.

The novel scooped first prize in the Award’s Outstanding Fiction Book category, ahead of White Man Crawling by John Eppel and Tears of Water by Christopher Gwata.

Coming Home by Olley Tsino Maruma took the Outstanding First Creative Published Work award, beating Echoes Of Young Voices by Various Young Authors and The New Voices Magazine edited by Aleck Kaposa.

The Woodcutter by Enock Chihombori won the Outstanding Children’s Book award, ahead of Bingo The Greedy Dog by Maxwell Mutami and Mashiripiti Edehwe RaRungano by Simbarashe Kavenga.

The NAMA awards are Zimbabwe’s equivalent of the Oscars and honour artists who would have excelled in various arts genres. They have been running since 2002 and are administered by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.

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  1. Congratulations, Valerie!

  2. […] novel won a Nama Award earlier this year, and has been described by Charles Mungoshi – Zimbabwe’s unofficial […]

  3. Congratulations to Valerie!! This book was an amazing read!!

  4. I just finished reading The uncertainty of hope and want to thank you for so bold and beautiful a novel about truth. I bought this book in Jo’burg airport, having just left Zimbabwe as a tourist to Vic Falls. My hope and prayers go to the women of Zimbabwe, and i hope that, someday, i will be able to help them in some small way. Thank you, Valerie.

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