Chiedza Makwara

2019 Fellowship Alumna, Zimbabwe

If you can’t join the table, make your own table.”

Chiedza Makwara, 2019 Fellowship Alumna, Zimbabwe
Chiedza stands next to a pop up banner advertising her book.

Chiedza Makwara is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and talk show host from Zimbabwe. In 2017, she self-published her first novel, Bongile: Journey to Redemption, a fictional story of a woman who faces many challenges in society. In this YALI Voices podcast, she shares how she is changing the narrative of female empowerment through her writing, advocacy, and community initiatives.