Fellows & Grantees

Anna Chitando

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2018
Project Title
From Victims to the Vaunted: Young Women and Peace Building in Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Department of Languages and Literature, Zimbabwe Open University


Anna Chitando is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at the Zimbabwe Open University. Her research interests include African literature, children’s literature, and gender studies. She is the author of Fictions of Gender and the Dangers of Fiction in Zimbabwean Women’s Writings on HIV and AIDS (2012). Prof. Chitando co-edited The Art of Survival: Depictions of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean in Crisis (2015). She has also published articles in refereed journals and contributed chapters to books.

Her recent publications include, “African Children’s Literature, Spirituality and Climate Change” in The Ecumenical Review (2017) and “The Girl Child’s Resilience and Agency in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names” in the Journal of Literary Studies (2016).