Collaborations

Petina particularly enjoys collaborative work with other lawyers and artists and has been associated with the following initiatives.

Board memberships

Since 2007, she has been on the Academic Advisory Board of the Arusha-based international training institute Trapca where she is responsible for ensuring the academic rigour of Trapca’s course for young government officials. She is currently on the board of the Centre for Applied Legal Research in Harare.

In 2011, she was appointed by Education Minister David Coltart to the Board of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe. Betweeen 2011 and 2013, she chaired the Board of the Harare City Library where she initiated a million-dollar refurbishment project funded by the government of Sweden.  The Doris Lessing Collection is now housed in the Harare City Library.

Petina has also been a Board Member of Pamberi Trust, which runs Harare’s iconic Book Café. She is also a Friend of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and was on the founding board of the Meikles Foundation.

Radio, Stage and Film Adaptations

In 2009, three of her stories were performed on BBC Radio 4 by the Zimbabwean actors Chipo Chung and Lucian Msamati.

In 2010, Petina gave permission for one of her short stories, Something Nice from London, to be made into a short film by the filmmakers Joe Njagu, Rufaro Kaseke, Josh Changa and Yeukai Ndarimani, working with Nick Marq of Latimer Films, Lonodn in a project supported by the British Council. The cast included Pretty Xaba, Lovewell Masango Memory Bususu, and Munya Chidzonga.