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Winning top prize would 'make the world take me seriously'

Award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga says winning the Booker Prize would "cause the world to take me more seriously than it had done up until I came on to the Booker scene".

Her latest book, This Mournable Body, is on the Booker Prize shortlist, which was unveiled earlier this month.

"It will make me feel better about myself," she told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.

"And I would hope it will come with some financial benefits so that I wouldn't be scraping from hand to mouth all the time as I am most of the time now, which has been exhausting."

Here is the full interview:

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga talks about her shortlisted novel