Lindatumune Nyono Mudimba
Artist in Residence
Linda Mudimba grew up at Kariangwe in the Binga district in Zimbabwe. She now studies African languages and Communication at Lupane State University. Next to her artistic work she wants to become a journalist, to gain the skills and position of publicly representing the Tonga people and their culture in Zimbabwe and beyond. Her vision is to establish a newspaper in ChiTonga. She frankly talks about the challenges that education poses to people from the rural areas and to women in particular; as well as the added challenge young BaTonga are facing as members of a minority tribe in Zimbabwe; and how she herself came to know and value her native language and cultural background against all odds.