Her first novel Push was turned into an Oscar winning film while the sequel The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious.
The situation in Zimbabwe has been a tense one for the past decade or more, and the arts scene gone through its own tribulations and survived. The theme for this year's HIFA was "A Show of Spirit".
We review The Raid, a film at the centre of a worldwide cinema buzz. It's a loud and violent Indonesian martial arts action thriller directed by a Welsh filmmaker.