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A nation must think before it acts.
Virginia Phiri, a retired accountant, is widely known for her work with Zimbabwe Women Writers, Zimbabwean Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association, associate editor team member for “Women Writing Africa Southern African Region” Feminist Press of New York 2003 project, commissioned by UNIFEM for a poem Women and Peace for the launch of “Progress of the World’s Women” Rehn and Johnson Sirleaf 2002 Volume 1, commissioned by Peter Hammer Verlag to write a biorgrapy of Professor Wangari Maathai the First Black African Woman Nobel Peace Prize winner for “Visionare Afrikas” German version, 2014, “African Visionaries” English version 2019 published by Sub Saharan Publishers, presented her writing experiences as an African woman writer at Frankfurt Book Fair International Center (2008). She is an African Orchid expert who sits on the IUCN Species Survival Commission. She has co-authored over 70 articles in orchid journals. Virginia is also author of “Desperate” 2002, “Destiny” 2006, “Highway Queen” 2010 and “Grey Angels” 2019.
As a result of her accounting and literary background Virginia Sits on several Boards.
Currently she is the Chair of African Literature Association Women’s Caucus (WOCALA), Chair of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Zimbabwe Section and Committee Member of PEN Zimbabwe Section.