Chido Muchemwa

Writer. Scholar. Archivist.

Chido Muchemwa is a Zimbabwean writer currently living in Canada. Her work has previously appeared in The Baltimore ReviewBacopa Literary ReviewCanthiusHumber Literary ReviewTincture Journal, and Apogee. She has been shortlisted twice for the Short Story Day Africa Prize and placed 2nd in the Humber Literary Review’s 2020 Emerging Writers Fiction Contest. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming.

Chido is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Information and at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexuality Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research fields are critical archival studies, queer African studies, and postcolonial studies. Her dissertation examines the memory practices of Indigenous and Queer Zimbabweans to reimagine an inclusive National Archives of Zimbabwe.


Short Fiction by Chido Muchemwa

If It Wasn’t For the Nights” in Prism International (2022)

Chasing Elephants” in Lolwe Issue 4 (December 2021)

The Last of the Boys” in Catapult (September 2021)

Paradise” in Baltimore Review (Summer 2021)

This Will Break My Mother’s Heart” in Canthius 08 (2020)

Who Will Bury You” in The Humber Literary Review (2020)

The Snore Monitor” in Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa (2019)

Finding Mermaids” in Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (2016)

Speculative Fiction by C.T. Muchemwa

The Captive River” in Augur 4.2 (December 2021)