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3 Zimbabweans on Africa's top 30 most inspirational people 2013

by Hunnar Management Agency
28 Jun 2013 at 10:42hrs | Views
From Left: Fungai Machirori, NoViolet Bulawayo and Gilmore T. Moyo
"We are always inspired by stories of young people doing remarkable work in their countries to facilitate development in the lives of people in their communities and throughout the continent. This year's list identifies young Africans, mostly below 30 years of age, who are prominent in their areas of activism or fields of expertise and are coming up with innovative ways to address some of the challenges faced by the continent." - Youth Village Africa.

NoViolet Bulawayo was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She and attended Njube High School and later Mzilikazi High School for her A levels. She later completed her college education in USA , obtaining earning bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Southern Methodist University .In 2010, she completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Cornell University, her amazing work was recognized with a Truman Capote Fellowship. In 2011 she won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story "Hitting Budapest" it's a film about a gang of street children in a Zimbabwean shantytown. Her novel entitled We Need New Names was scheduled to be released 21 May 2013, and she has also begun working on a memoir project.

Gilmore T. Moyo is a 23 year old Global Citizen, born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He is the Founder & Managing Editor of Deck Magazine and also a member of the British Council Global Changemakers International Network. Gilmore has been involved in the Global arts & cultural industry since the age of 16 & is the Founder/CEO of Zimbabwe's arts and branding management company, Hunnar Management Agency. He has sat on international panels and has contributed greatly in the sustainability of the creative industries of Zimbabwe as a whole. He boasts working with Alliance Francaise, Civic World, Tallberg Forum, UNESCO and British Council, amongst many international establishments. Gilmore Tee holds Diplomas in French, Development Studies and Leadership. He is involved in a lot of artistic programs across the world and was recently listed as the World's Most Influential Young People 2013 by UK Magazine - Eduzine. Gilmore Tee is simply an Arts Practitioner.

Fungai Machirori is a Zimbabwean new media activist who runs a personal blog and has recently launched a Zimbabwean women's web platform, Her Zimbabwe. Fungai's personal blog ('Fungai Neni') tackles personal and social challenges from an intimate, provocative and gendered perspective and has been awarded accolades including runner-up at the prestigious World Youth Summit Awards in 2011. Her Zimbabwe is a dynamic new platform for Zimbabwean women to articulate and celebrate the complexity and diversity of their feminine identities.

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Source - Hunnar Management Agency