Chenjerai Hove, one of Zimbabwe's leading writers, was born in 1956. His novels include Bones, which won the 1989 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, Ancestors and Shadows. Author of four collections of poetry, including Rainbows in the Dust and Blind Moon, he has also written essays on politics and life in Zimbabwe and radio plays. He was a founder member of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association and president of the Zimbabwe Writers Union between 1984 and 1992. His work has been translated into German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Portuguese and Japanese. An exile from Mugabe's regime, Hove died in Norway in 2015.