Sista Zai Zanda (Sista Zai/Achihera) is an Afrofuturistic Storyteller. Sista Zai was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and raised in a large extended family. Achihera is Karanga and now lives as a Black African settler on Kulin Nations.
Amongst career highlights, Achihera is a 2019 recipient of the Neilma Sidney Travel Fund and a recipient of a Melbourne Strategic Scholarship to research for a PhD in Afrofuturisms at the University Of Melbourne.
Freed Verse: Poetry and Transformation
Neil Morris, Kaveh Akbar, Sista Zai Zanda, Abdul Hammoud, Hawiine
Parliament: Melbourne, 2008
Alison Croggon, Beth Driscoll, Lili Wilkinson, Lachlann Carter, Christine Gordon, Marian Blythe, Shalini Kunahlan, Sam Cooney, Jax Jacki Brown, Sista Zai Zanda, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Elizabeth Flux, Claire G. Coleman, Justine Hyde, Candy Bowers, Emilie Collyer, Kirsty Murray, Eleanor Jackson, Alia Gabres
Parliament: Melbourne, 2018
Alison Croggon, Beth Driscoll, Christine Gordon, Lili Wilkinson, Lachlann Carter, Marian Blythe, Shalini Kunahlan, Sam Cooney, Jax Jacki Brown, Sista Zai Zanda, Elizabeth Flux, Claire G. Coleman, CB Mako, Justine Hyde, Candy Bowers, Emilie Collyer, Kirsty Murray, Alia Gabres, Eleanor Jackson
We Are United
Sally Rugg, Sista Zai Zanda, Jean Tong, Amos Roach, Alistair Baldwin, Selina Jenkins, Alex Morris, Tejopala Rawls, Luke Hilakari
The Show of the Year 2019
Casey Bennetto, Louise Milligan, Paul Kelly, The Merindas, Bill Shorten, Nath Valvo, Laura Jean, Sista Zai Zanda, Alice Bishop, Alice Gorman, Margot Tanjutco, Evelyn Araluen, Brodie Lancaster