Miami guest writer Chenjerai Hove will be presenting a new book during the Miami Book Fair International on an event titled 'Contemporary Africa in Fiction.' The event will take place on Saturday 19 November at 3:30 pm and Mr. Hove will perform together with prominent writers Aminatta Forna and Helen Habila.
The title of Hove's new book is Homeless Sweet Home: A Memoir of Miami and consists of essays, poems, and plays written during his stay as ICORN guest writer in his host city. The city of Miami became the first US ICORN member city in January 2010 and the ICORN programme is run by the Florida Center for Literary Arts at Miami Dade College.
Chenjerai Hove is a Zimbabwean author, poet, essayist, playwright, and human rights activist. A vocal critic of the regime of Robert Mugabe, Hove was forced to flee Zimbabwe in 2001 and has lived in exile ever since.
He is the author of several noteworthy and prize-winning works of fiction, poetry, and essays including the novels Shadows and Bones, which won the Zimbabwe Literary Award and the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.
In January 2010, Hove was invited by the Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College to participate in the Miami: City of Refuge writer-in-residence project, part of an international network offering displaced writers a place to live and work in freedom. Homeless Sweet Home: A Memoir of Miami (B&B Press) is a compilation of Hove's essays, poems, and plays written over the course of his nearly two years living and writing in Miami.