Ignatius Mabasa is an award-winning novelist, children’s writer and dub poet from Harare, Zimbabwe. Inspired by his grandmother, he is also a storyteller who began telling stories before he could write and has since shared them with audiences from Harare to San Francisco. An accomplished mentor for budding writers and storytellers, a champion of the Shona language and a lay preacher at his local church, Ignatius is the Deputy Director of the British Council in Zimbabwe. To read the Winnipeg Free Press's July 22, 2013 article about Ignatius, please click here.
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U of M Alumni Daria Patrie and Sean Braun with Ignatius
Ignatius, CCWOC Director Dr. Warren Cariou, Dr. Mark Lawall, and U of M Vice-Provost (Academic Planning & Programs) Dr. David Collins
Ignatius performs one of his stories
Winnipeg Free Press Columnist Carolin Vesely interviews Ignatius
CCWOC Research Assistant Susan Rich and U of M Assistant Professor Dr. Michelle Faubert