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Tendai Huchu shares the Nommo Award for an African Speculative Short Story

Tendai Huchu has shared the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Short Story, which was presented on November 16 during the Ake Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria, for his story 'The Marriage Plot'. Tendai shared the award with Lesley Nneka Arimah, for her story 'Who Will Greet You At Home'.Other winners at the Nommo Awards were Tade Thompson's Rosewater, as Best Novel, Nnedi Okorafor's Binti, as Best Novella,
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6 Awkward Questions With Zimbabwean Writers: Tariro Ndoro

James Arnett will be posting occasional interviews with Zimbabwean writers, all with the same six-question format. From his blog: jarnettphd.weebly.com/fulbright-2017-2018/ Tariro Ndoro (tarirondoro.wordpress.com) is an emerging Zimbabwean short story writer and poet, whose story “The Travellers” in amaBooks' most recent collection of Zimbabwean literature, Moving On and Other
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Tendai Huchu at Glasgow's Byres Road Book Festival

Tendai Huchu will be talking about his novel The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, Glasgow on Sunday 24 September from 12.30. Entrance is £3. The event is part of the Byres Road Book Festival. Tendai will be in discussion with Kaite Welsh, whose latest novel, The Wages of Sin, a historical crime novel set in the underworld of Victorian Edinburgh
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Why Read? by Lauri Kubuitsile

    Serendipity. We have been running a series on our blog, 'Why I Read' and, today, we read Lauri Kubuitsile's column 'It's All Write' in Mmegi, where she asks other writers 'Why Read?'. Lauri kindly agreed for us to post the column here. In interviews and when I’m on panels at literary festivals I’m often asked about the importance of reading, especially
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Why I Read: Raisedon Baya

My first serious read was a strange one – very strange for a young boy living right in the middle of the township. I was in Form 1 at Sobukhazi Secondary School and had just joined the Mzilikazi Community Library’s senior section. Why I joined the library when most of my friends and young boys my age were not members, and not interested in becoming members of the library, I don’t know even up
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Fiction and Life

Courtesy of Read Farafina on Facebook.Farafina (Kachifo Limited) published The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician in Nigeria in 2015.
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The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician reviewed in 'New Germany'

Several continents in the headIn his new novel, Tendai Huchu draws a lively panorama of the multicultural everyday life in the UKNew Germany 16 Jan 2017 Manfred LoimeierNo, the Zimbabwean writer Tendai Huchu says his new book is not a novel about immigrants in the UK.  Huchu has been living there, in Edinburgh, for several years and is known as the author of the fun-political debut novel "The
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Morland Writing Scholarship – 2016 Shortlist

The shortlist for the prestigious Morland Writing Scholarship has just been announced. Among the twenty-two shortlisted writers are two Zimbabweans, Bryony Rheam and Sandisile Tshuma, both of whom have been published by amaBooks.Percy Zvomuya is a previous Zimbabwean recipient of a Morland Writing Scholarship.Bryony RheamSandisile TshumaThis year Nigerians dominated the list. Of the twenty-two names,
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5 Minutes with Tendai Huchu

Interview with Femi Aregbesola for Nigeria's pmenaija.comTendai Huchu is a Zimbabwean author best known for his novels The Hairdresser of Harare and The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. He is heavily involved in the annual Ake Arts and Book Festival which is happening at Abeokuta from the 15th to the 19th of November, 2016.Hello Tendai, introduce yourselfI am a dude from a
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Zimbabwean Literature takes the stage in Nigeria

Tendai Huchu at Africa Writes (BAS News and Events)NoViolet Bulawayo (courtesy of Ake)Zimbabwean literature is well represented at this year's Ake Arts & Book Festival, which takes place this week in Akeokuta, Nigeria, with Zimbabwean writers Tendai Huchu, NoViolet Bulawayo and Panashe Chigumadzi taking part. Ake Festival is ‘five days of cultural immersion'. Its aim is to develop, promote and
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Interview with Tendai Huchu, Author of The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician

ImageNations: Promoting African LiteratureToday, I bring you an interview (a discussion) with Tendai Huchu. I interviewed him when his first book The Hairdresser of Harare came out. He has published his second book: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. I caught up with him via Facebook and this is what ensued.Nana Fredua-Agyeman: So how did The Hairdresser of Harare do? And how
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The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, or the Lonely Scotlanders

Reviewed by Dami Ajayi (http://wawabookreview.com/author/dami-ajayi/) Title: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician Author: Tendai HuchuPublisher: ‘amaBooksNumber of pages: 273 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Fiction Zimbabwean writer Tendai Huchu’s second book, a novel, is called The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, a rather mouthful title that enjoys the playful
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Belated Thoughts on Two Very Different (Im)migrant Stories: 'African Titanics' and 'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician'

from http://bookshybooks.blogspot.com/2016/03/belated-thoughts-on-two-very-different.htmlThis is my very belated thoughts on two books I read at some point towards the end of 2014 and the beginning 2015 (did I say it was very belated). Two books that I am reviewing not because I intend to draw parallels between them, although there could be some - they do cover themes of migration/being a migrant,
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AN INTERVIEW WITH TENDAI HUCHU

with Jeanne-Marie Jacksonhttp://www.bookslut.com/features/2016_03_021392.phpTendai Huchu hit all the right notes with his first book The Hairdresser of Harare, published in Zimbabwe in 2010, with a US edition now available from Ohio University Press. Set mainly in Zimbabwe's capital city (though Huchu himself now lives in Edinburgh), the novel charts the blossoming love between a male and
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Books by Black Authors to Look Forward to in 2016

from www.theroot.comIt is no secret that “African-American women are the largest group of readers in the country,” states Dawn Davis, head of Simon & Schuster’s 37 Ink imprint. It is also no secret that the publishing world is very, very white, with books by black authors published at an abysmal low, never rising above 10 percent of the industry’s output. Indeed, a recent survey by Lee
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Latest Books by Two Zimbabwean Writers in a USA list of 'New Books by African Writers You Should Read'

from http://lithub.com/25-new-books-by-african-writers-you-should-read/February 2, 2016  25 NEW BOOKS BY AFRICAN WRITERS YOU SHOULD READBy Aaron BadyThere has never been a better time than right now to be a reader of African literature, especially in the United States (historically, an underdeveloped nation in this regard). Of course, we’re still playing catch-up; many of these books have already
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Top 12 Novels by Writers of Colour in 2015, from Mediadiversified

The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, Tendai HuchuHaving read his debut novel ‘The Hairdresser of Harare’ I had high expectations of Tendai Huchu’s latest offering and luckily I have not been left disappointed.A witty and intelligent read, the book follows three Zimbabwean men adjusting to life in Scotland.Our magistrate re-lives his glory days while coming to terms with the
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Bryony Rheam interviewed in 'Out of Africa'

Bryony was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe, in 1974. She spent most of her childhood in and around Bulawayo, leaving in 1993 to go to the UK. She returned to Zimbabwe in 2001 where she spent the next eight years working as an English teacher. In 2008, Bryony moved firstly to Ndola in Zambia and then to Solwezi. Bryony has had a number of short stories published in various anthologies of Zimbabwean writing,
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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' reviewed in Wales Arts Review

After the success of his debut, The Hairdresser of Harare (2010), Tendai Huchu’s second novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician is a cleverly written, multi-layered narrative about the lives of three Zimbabwean men residing in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is set in the early-to-mid 2000s, with its characters following the political unrest in Zimbabwe under the Mugabe Regime, all the while
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'Long after I read it, there are moments of stillness when I begin to think about the book and how much of myself I see in it.'

Bryony RheamThe day I finally finished reading Bryony Rheam's This September Sun, sometime in September, it was the one book I wondered about how I got to the end, why it ended, and why wasn’t I a little slower as I read it.This September Sun is the most profound book I’ve read this year and for an author’s first book, I can only begin to think how this work can claim to be fiction.
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The Complete Review reviews The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician is set largely in Edinburgh, focusing on the three title-characters -- all 'Zimbos' (Zimbabweans) currently living in Scotland. Each chapter focuses on one of them, with every other chapter centered around the Magistrate and the other chapters not quite alternating between the Maestro and the Mathematician. There is eventually some overlap, but their
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'What Tendai Huchu Can Teach Us'

from It’s All Write, in Mmegi (Botswana)3 July, 2015by Lauri KubuitsileThe Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician is the second novel from Zimbabwean author Tendai Huchu. His first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was a big success, but his new book is something all together different.It is set in Edinburgh Scotland and revolves around the lives of three Zimbabwean men trying to make a new
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'I write whatever the fuck I want, whatever matters to me'

from Short Story Day Africahttp://shortstorydayafrica.org/news/i-write-whatever-the-fuck-i-want-whatever-matters-to-meTiah caught up with Tendai Huchu to discuss dividing time, philosophy, clichés and stories; long and short. TIAH: Your latest novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician, has three separate narratives that are independent, yet not. Did you use
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The Examiner reviews The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician

Negotiating the terrain of The Maestro, The Magistrate & The MathematicianReviewed by Rosetta Codling on www.examiner.com, April 30 2015http://www.examiner.com/review/negotiating-the-terrain-of-the-maestro-the-magistrate-the-mathematicianRating:*****Author: Tendai HuchuTitle: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, 2014 Genre: NovelComfort level: Free flowing readingFascinating
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Tendai Huchu’s The Maestro, The Magistrate, & The Mathematician – An African Novel and Then Some.

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Jeanne-Marie Jacksonhttp://slipnet.co.za/view/reviews/tendai-huchus-the-maestro-the-magistrate-the-mathematician-an-african-novel-and-then-some/Dostoevsky’s book Demons, about an intellectual “circle” in pre-Revolutionary Russia, is a novel of ideas. This is not a term one hears thrown around much in the many current debates about African writing, and
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Tendai Huchu interviewed on Geosi Reads

Interview with Zimbabwean Writer, Tendai Huchufrom Geosi Reads: A World of Literary Pieceshttps://geosireads.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/interview-with-zimbabwean-writer-tendai-huchu/Photo: Tendai HuchuBrief Biography:Tendai Huchu’s first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His multi-genre
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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' reviewed on 'Bookmuse'

The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician by Tendai Huchureviewed on www.bookmuse.co.ukThursday, 23 April 2015Reviewer: JJ MarshWhat we thought: The stories of three Zimbabwean men in Edinburgh is intriguing and unusual. The Magistrate used to dispense justice back home. Here, he cleans the toilet. The Mathematician makes money and indulges himself in the belief he won’t be here
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The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician reviewed on 'pettywitter'

THE MAESTRO, THE MAGISTRATE & THE MATHEMATICIAN by TENDAI HUCHU.Reviewed by Tracy Terry, 16 April 2015http://pettywitter.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-maestro-magistrate-mathematician.htmlBACK COVER BLURB: Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain. The Magistrate tries to create new memories
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Tendai Huchu interviewed on 'Reading Has Purpose'

Welcome Tendai! I’m glad you stopped by Reading Has Purpose! Your first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, is on my to-read list. Before I could even read it, you’re back with novel number two! So let’s get to it!RHP: Is The Maestro, The Magistrate, & The Mathematician a book you’ve wanted to write for some time or did the idea just come to you?TH: It took about
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The myth of Marechera has become louder than his literature

from: Sunday Trust, Nigeriahttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sunday/index.php/the-arts/19736-the-myth-of-marechera-has-become-louder-than-his-literaturePublished on Sunday, 01 March 2015 Written by Abubakar Adam IbrahimZimbabwean author Tendai Huchu, author of the well received The Hairdresser of Harare is at it again. He has a new book out. It is called The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician
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The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician reviewed in Gateway for Africa

From gatewayforafrica.comTendai Huchu announced his arrival on the literary scene with his novel The Hairdresser Of Harare, in his second offering, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician he follows the precedent he set in his Caine Prize shortlisted story The Intervention by setting it in the diaspora.The setting is Scotland, Edinburgh; the plot revolves around the lives of three Zimbabwean
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Tendai Huchu interviewed in steppesinsync.com

This is probably the first time you hear from Tendai Huchu in 2015 — and Scotland’s best Zimbabwean author vows to drop postmodern narrative artifices by 2034From: steppesinsync.comSteppes in Sync’s own Andy Kozlov @KozlovAndy talks to Zimbabwe’s Scotland-based writer Tendai Huchu about the newly released novel The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician (Get Print Copy on Amazon).The
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Together reviewed in Harare News

Together celebrates the writing of two of Zimbabwe’s veteran authors, the late Julius Chingono and John Eppel. In Together, the Bulawayo-based publishers, ’amaBooks bridge the gulf between the black and white literary traditions. Interestingly, it is the crisis of the past decade that seems to have revealed elements of shared experience across racial lines.Chingono brings a distinctive
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Small Friends: Stories and Poems by Students of King George VI School and Centre for Physically Disabled Children Published

The short stories and poems in this collection were written by students at King George VI School and Centre for Physically Disabled Children in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. HIV and AIDS have had a devastating effect on all the communities of Zimbabwe, and those with disabilities have not been exempt from the effects of the virus, as is reflected in many of the pieces in this collection. The book
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A Memory This Size: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013

From: Harare News, Issue 9, April 2014Review by Tinashe MushakavanhuTinashe is a writer and editor. He read for a PhD in English at the University of KentThe quality of the Caine Prize anthologies is always mixed but the gift of the Caine Prize to Africa has been to create a platform to share the continent’s rich terrain of stories and contradictions. The book is in two sections. The first part comprises
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Golden Baobab Prize for African Children's Literature 2014

The 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes have been launched and are calling for submissions. This year, Golden Baobab will award 6 prizes worth $20,000. These 6 prizes are:•                The $5,000 Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book•               
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Siqondephi Manje?, the translation into Ndebele of Where to Now?, published

Siqondephi Manje? Indatshana zaseZimbabwe is the translation, by Dr Thabisani Ndlovu of Witwatersrand University, into Ndebele of Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe.The collection features stories by sixteen writers: Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Mapfumo Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John Eppel, Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Christopher
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Caine Prize returns to Zimbabwe in its fifteenth year

The Caine Prize for African Writing will return to Zimbabwe in its fifteenth year to hold its annual workshop this month. The inaugural Caine Prize was awarded to Leila Aboulela in 2000, at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair in Harare.Thirteen writers from seven African countries will convene at the Leopard Rock Hotel for twelve days (21 March - 2 April) to write, read and discuss work in progress
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The African novel is too political? Tendai Huchu

THE AFRICAN NOVEL IS TOO POLITICAL?from http://www.afrofutures.com/magazine/african-political/ JANUARY 23, 2014 BOOKS & POETRY / FEATURES / OPINION / POLITICS / REVIEWS / by  Tendai HuchuIn the last few years, or has it always been the case, it has become fashionable for critics and readers to grumble about the overt socio-political dimension of most African fiction. They have complained
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The Caine Prize Anthology 2013 - A Memory This Size - published in Zimbabwe

'amaBooks has co-published the 2013 Caine Prize anthology. A Memory This Size, with six other African publishers - Jacana Media in South Africa, Cassava Republic in Nigeria, Kwani? in Kenya, FEMRITE in Uganda, Sub-Saharan Publishers in Ghana and Bookworld in Zambia - and with New Internationalist in the United Kingdom. The winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing was Tope Folarin of Nigeria
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Wild Thistle reviews This September Sun

This September Sun by Bryony Rheamhttp://www.wild-thistle.net/this-september-sun-by-bryony-rheam/ Ellie, a shy girl growing up in modern Zimbabwe, has a close attachment to her grandmother Evelyn. However, when Ellie is an adult living in England, she receives the news her beloved grandmother has been brutally murdered, apparently without reason. Ellie returned to Zimbabwe where she finds
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African Writing? Colonial Legacies…Ambivalence, Gratitude

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo was shortlisted for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Literature with her short story La Salle de Depart. African Violet and Other Stories, the Caine Prize for African Writing 2012, which contains Melissa's story, is published in Zimbabwe by 'amaBooks.Several months ago, Panorama Magazine asked me to write about my trip to the UK as one of the writers shortlisted for the 2012
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Where to Now? on Kindle

'Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe' is now available on Kindle from amazon.comhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BL7VALYThe book should be available on amazon.co.uk in the near future
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Fancy winning a book?

'This September Sun' is now available as an ebook on many sites through Parthian Books, our co-publishing partner in the UK, for example http://www.gwales.com/bibliographic/?isbn=9781908946249Fancy having a go at reviewing the book? If so, Parthian would like you to email a 100-500 word review of the ebook to claire_parthian@ymail.com.The best reviews will be selected for display
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This September Sun: e-book of the month

Ebook of the Month: This September Sun by Bryony RheamFebruary’s ebook of the month is This September Sun. Published by Parthian in 2012, it is now available in ebook format from all good online stores – a new chance to discover the book or read it again.Originally published in Zimbabwe by amaBooks, This September Sun is a moving story about deception, family secrets and, above all, love;
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Tendai Huchu reviews This September Sun

‘On the 18th of April 1980, my grandfather burnt the British flag.’ So begins Bryony Rheam’s genre blending debut novel. Ellie, the main protagonist, is a young girl searching for identity in the self-absorbed, often neurotic postcolonial settler community in Zimbabwe. Her relationship with Evelyn, her grandmother whose cupboard has more skeletons than most, provides a back drop to a narrative
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More Success for This September Sun

'amaBooks coverParthian Books coverBryony Rheam’s first novel This September Sun was published this week in the United Kingdom by Parthian Books. The novel has also recently been selected for ZIMSEC ‘A’ level Literature in English as a set book in the African Literature section until 2017. The novel was first published by ’amaBooks in 2009 and was chosen at the Zimbabwe Book Publishers
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