Danai Gurira

Active - 2008 - 2022  |   Born - Feb 14, 1978 in Grinnell, Iowa, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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  • Parents are from Zimbabwe; she moved there with them when she was 5.
  • Has written three plays that she says are "a trilogy of Zimbabwe's coming-of-age from a female perspective."
  • Calls herself a Zimerican because of her roots in Zimbabwe and America.
  • Speaks four languages: French, Shona, Xhosa and English.
  • Taught playwriting and acting in Zimbabwe, Liberia and South Africa.
  • Received the Macalester College 2011 Young Alumni Award.