Audrey Simango is a freelance Zimbabwean writer, science student, and human rights activist. Her work appears in Newsweek, New Internationalist, Rest of World, Remedy Health Media, The Africa Report, and numerous other publications. Her work also appears in upstart online and print blogs such as Meridian Magazine, Panterblog, The South African, and Fen and Field, outlets that operate outside of the traditional publishing world. She is the recipient of a 2016 NextGen Essay Award and she was a selected participant in the Taz Panther Foundation conference held in 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
Provoked by blind spots in a recent New York Times piece about “the African literary scene,” Zimbabwean writer Audrey Simango reports on the conditions she finds on-the-ground for millennial African writers today. The conditions look good.