The Indigo Press

Panashe Chigumadzi

The Indigo Press are a new publisher of fiction and creative non-fiction, essays, memoirs, current affairs, contemporary fiction, global writing, diverse writing, world literature, radical literature and innovative literature.

Panashe Chigumadzi


Panashe Chigumadzi was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, where she is considered one of the most promising young writers of the ‘Born Free’ generation. Her debut novel Sweet Medicine (Blackbird Books) was published in 2015 and won the K. Sello Duiker Literary Award.

She is the founding editor of Vanguard magazine, a platform for young black women coming of age in post-apartheid South Africa, and a contributing editor to Johannesburg Review of Books. Her work has featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, Washington Post, Die Ziet and Transition.

These Bones Will Rise Again is her first book to be published in the UK.

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Watch Panashe's 2013 TedX Johannesburg talk: A new self-identity for Africans