Chenjerai Hove is a poet, novelist, and essayist born in the southern part of Zimbabwe. He is currently the visiting scholar at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the guest writer for the city of Stavagner, Norway. He has taught at many universities around the world, among them Florian Libruary of Rambouilet, France, the University of Zimbabwe, and Leeds University, England. His awards include the German-Afrika Prize for Freedom of Expression, Zimbabwe Literary Award for Bones, and Africa's Book of the Year, among many others.