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Panashe Chigumadzi

Panashe Chigumadzi is the author of the historical memoir These Bones Will Rise Again (2018), shortlisted for 2019 Alan Paton Prize for Non-Fiction, and the novel Sweet Medicine (2015), winner of the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. She is completing her PhD at Harvard University’s Departments of African and African American Studies and History.

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There is a cost to advancing caste as the preeminent analytic in place of race—we lose the precision that comes with naming our affliction a problem of anti-Blackness. We mistake the map for the territory, the skin for the bones, and the bones for the skin.

Panashe Chigumadzi