Sekai Nzenza-Shand

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Sekai Nzenza Shand (born 1959) is a Zimbabwean writer.[1] She was born in rural Zimbabwe, where she trained as a nurse, before doing additional nursing studies in England and subsequently going to live in Australia.[2] She held senior positions in Melbourne and Los Angeles.[3]

Her semi-autobiographical first book, Zimbabwean Woman: My Own Story, was published in 1988. Her book Songs to an African Sunset (1997) describes her return to her family's village in the early 1990s.[4][5] She has a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Melbourne.[6][7]



  1. ^ "Sekai Shand". AustLit. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992; Vintage, 1993, p. 855.
  3. ^ "Contributors", in Philip Darby, From International Relations to Relations International: Postcolonial Essays, Routledge, 2015, p. xii.
  4. ^ Nzenza-Shand, Sekai. Songs to an African Sunset: A Zimbabwean Story (1997) (ISBN 978-0864424723).
  5. ^ (30 October 2003) "Life Matters: Feature Interview: Dr Sekai Nzenza-Shand", Radio National
  6. ^ Sylvester, Christine, Fictional Development Sovereignties, in Edkins, Jenny, et al. (eds), Sovereign Lives: power in global politics, Routledge 2004, pp. 143-44 (ISBN 978-0415947350).
  7. ^ Bond, Marybeth & Michael, Pamela. A Woman's Passion for Travel: True Stories of World Wanderlust, 2004, p. 65 (ISBN 978-1932361148).

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