Tsitsi Jaji

Tsitsi JajiTsitsi Jaji is a Zimbabwean American and grew up in Harare before moving to the U.S. for college. Her first poetry chapbook, Carnaval, is included in the collection Seven New Generation African Poets, and she was awarded an honorable mention in 2015 for the Ron Sillerman Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Madison Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Bitter Oleander, Illuminations, ElevenEleven, Poetry International’s Zimbabwe page, and the Center for Book Arts Broadside Poetry Series. She is also the author of a scholarly book, Africa in Stereo: Music, Modernism, and Pan-African Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2014). She teaches at Duke University.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • Opening Celebration | Friday, October 16 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Flyleaf Books
  • For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.