Tagwira, Valerie Joan
VALERIE JOAN TAGWIRA is a medical doctor who graduated from the University of Zimbabwe’s Medical School in 1997. She is working as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Harare and lectures at the University of Zimbabwe in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her first novel, The Uncertainty of Hope, won the NAMA award in 2008. Her short story ‘The Journey’ was published in the Caine Prize Anthology 2010, and ‘Mainini Grace's Promises’ was published in Women Writing Zimbabwe, translated into Shona for the anthology Mazambuko.