Elizabeth Taderera

Full name Elizabeth D.T Taderera also known Aries Rage is a Zimbabwean international award winning poet and author whose first book Aries Rage: words from the heart was published on the 26th of March 2019, it is a collection of poems based on the author’s alter ego. It follows the journey of a teenage girl who tries to find her place in the world and tries to understand love. Her second book, A beautiful hell (life of Vimbai book 1) was published on the 12th of April 2019. The novella follows the fictional life of a young woman from rural Zimbabwe who moves to South Africa in search of greener pastures. She is faced with choices she is supposed to make in order to get her life on track sadly the choice she took takes her for a dip and she loses everything she has ever worked for.

Elizabeth was nominated three times for the African Print Author’s Poetry Award (APAPA) held in Soweto South Africa in three categories namely: Best Female Author, Best Poetry Book, and Best International Author. On the 19th of October she was named Best Female Author for the same award. Her third book Dear Diary: a sequel to Aries Rage was published on the 8th of November 2019, it is another collection of poems that continues Aries Rage’s journey in finding her place in the world. On the 14th of March 2020 she came first at the African American Poetry contest held in America. Her fourth book Mercury Tears was published on the 1st of April 2020, the collection of poems is an autobiography of the author, and it brings out issues of hurt, depression and suicidal thoughts which were a part of the Author’s life at one point. 💫

Interests: Poetry.