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[Interview] Agrena Mushonga

Agrena Mushonga trained at Seke Teachers' College in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe and went on to teach in a number of primary schools in Chitungwiza. In addition to teaching, she co-ordinated the Chitungwiza Children's Reading Tent Project and, in collaboration with Mbuya Muroyiwa, hosted story-telling sessions on the Zimbabwean children's television channel, KidzNet. She is also the author of children's books that include Kapitau and the Magic Whistle (Priority Projects Publishers, 2001) and Stories from Africa: Meet Kapitau Junior ( Kapitau Publishing Ltd , 2012). In this interview, Agrena Mushonga talks about her writing: When did you start writing? Way back, when I was growing up in my home village of Goneso in Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe, in mid-70s. I remember I had this great desire to write even when I was still in 4th grade in primary school. I was 10 years old then. (I started school at the age of seven). I never stopped writing since then. Wh