Information reaching FaceofMalawi indicates that Professor Emeritus Steve Chimombo has died.
Chimombo died today at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre after succumbing to stroke
Steve Chimombo, a Poet, fiction writer, playwright, and children’s author was born in 1945 in the old capital Zomba.
Chimombo went to Zomba Catholic Secondary School, then at the University of Malawi where he earned Batchers of Art and the University of Wales, the University of Leeds, and Columbia University.
At Columbia University in the United States, he was awarded his M.A. and Ph.D. in teaching.
He was a professor of English at Chancellor College in Malawi and is considered one of the nation’s leading writers.
In 1988 his Napolo Poems gained him honorable mention for the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.
Meanwhile details of his burial ceremony are yet to be released.