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The House of Menka photos of the launch of 'Moving On'

From the House of Menka Facebook pageOther photos available at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HouseofMenka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1881826822042217Saturday the 30 of September 2017 saw the launch of ‘Moving On and Other Zimbabwean Stories' a recent publication by amaBooks Publishers. The launch was part of the Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo. The book launch featured writers from the anthology
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Bulawayo Launch of 'Moving On'

Photo courtesy of Mgcini NyoniPhoto courtesy of Mgcini NyoniThe launch of 'Moving On and Other Zimbabwean Stories' at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, with a panel of four of the writers in the anthology - Bryony Rheam, John Eppel, Mzana Mthimkhulu and Tariro Ndoro - in conversation with poet Tinashe Tafirenyika and academic James Arnett.Also at the launch were two other writers in the
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Castles in the Air by Bryony Rheam

The afternoon is still bright as the electricity clicks off. The sky is a deep blue and the garden is alive with the softness of butterflies as we make the rounds of flower pots with our watering can. My little girl holds it clumsily over each mass of flowers while I hold the bottom and push it upwards so the water sprays out through the spout. The pink of the daisies contrasts starkly with the soft
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Bulawayo

She is a faded beauty, an old madame who makes her face up every morning, lipstick just that little too bold, that only serves to underline the slightly trembling lip. Potholes full of stagnant rain water, faded road markings, street kids begging at the car window, soggy posters tied to trees and stuck on dustbins, advertising everything from 'bedroom cures' to wealth and prosperity. Beautiful old
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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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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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Why I Read by Bryony Rheam

I don’t know why some people like reading and others don’t, except somewhere along the line I think those who find reading boring haven’t been pointed in the right direction.  When I say ‘the right direction’ I don’t mean towards what is considered ‘good’ or high-brow literature, but what is enjoyable, what makes you sit immersed in another world for hour upon hour, hesitant to
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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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'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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Zimbabwean Writers feature in a Celebration of Africa

from: http://www.thezimbabwean.co/2015/09/zimbabwean-writers-feature-in-a-celebration-of-africa/  Tendai Huchu and Bryony Rheam are set to take part in debates at Africa Utopia. Back for a third year Africa Utopia celebrates the arts and culture of the African continent. The festival looks at how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, business and technology and
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Bryony Rheam interviewed on Courrier des Afriques

http://www.courrierdesafriques.net/2015/05/interview-bryony-rheam-africa-is-far-far-behind-in-terms-of-care-of-the-environmentBryony Rheam was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Her first novel, This September Sun, was published by amaBooks in 2009. And she is currently living in Ndola, Zambia.Ake Review: Does African literature exist?Yes, I think there is a type of literature that would fall under this
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Bryony Rheam Interviewed on Steppes in Sync

THIS KADOMA, ZIMBABWE-BORN NOVELIST, MOM OF TWO, TEACHES US THE VALUE OF NETWORKING EACH TIME SHE CROSSES INTRA-AFRICAN BORDERSMARCH 2, 2015 STEPPES IN SYNCNo one ever expects to actually know a writer. Well, not a good writer anyway. Writers are faraway people who sit in some distant land penning novels surrounded by the mists of secrecy. A writer is not your next door neighbour, nor your colleague
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Gardening and Writing - Bryony Rheam

Ever since I was child, I have had a fascination for watching things grow.  When I was about ten, I kept glass jars on my windowsill in which I grew peas and watched, mesmerised, as their roots sprouted and spread.  I also kept onions in water, much to my mother’s consternation, and observed them sprouting.  My mum is a keen gardener and I loved going to nurseries with her as a child
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Bryony Rheam: The Ake Festival 2014: Meeting Friends and Making Contacts

Africa is a big place.  Really big.  When you fly over it, you get a sense of its immenseness; everything from cities to mile upon mile of open ground.  In turn, it is easy to feel very small and insignificant, a mere dot on the landscape.As a writer in Africa, it is also easy to feel a sense of that aloneness.  I live in a small mining town called Solwezi in
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"Stories are far more important than facts": Bryony Rheam on researching and writing This September Sun

Looking back on my debut novel, This September Sun, I am conscious of how ambitious a project it was. It is a long book and it took a long time to write, but it also needed a fair amount of research. Researching the past, even if it is only the 1940s, is not as easy in Zimbabwe as it may be in a place like Britain. There are not many books either written about or set in the time. Those that are,
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On Writing - Bryony Rheam

from: http://bryonyrheam.blogspot.com/Bryony's BlogI think one of the hardest things about writing a novel is convincing others you are up to the job. For some reason, saying you want to be a writer is akin to saying you want to be an astronaut or a brain surgeon.  You get that look – you know the one adults use with children?  Oh, that’s nice!And really you know they’re
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Bryony Rheam at the 2014 Ake Festival

Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam will be one of the writers at this year's Ake Festival in Nigeria. Her debut novel, This September Sun, published by 'amaBooks in Zimbabwe, is a set text for 'A' level literature in English students in Zimbabwe and, last year, it topped the sales charts on Amazon in the United Kingdom. 'amaBooks have published the last three Caine Prize anthologies, African Violet, A
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Memory Chirere reviews The Gonjon Pin

Published by amaBooks of Zimbabwe and several other publishers, The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by African writers shortlisted for the Caine Prize 2014 and from the Caine Prize annual writing workshop held in Zimbabwe during the same year.On receiving this anthology just before the Harare launch, I quickly notice that it is a massively solid book. I am intimidated.
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Caine Prize anthologies as ebooks in Zimbabwe

The 2012, 2013 and 2014 Caine Prize anthologies - African Violet, A Memory This Size and The Gonjon Pin - are all available as ebooks in Zimbabwe through shop.mazwi.co. Also on the new website are other 'amaBooks titles by Pathisa Nyathi, Bryony Rheam, John Eppel, Christopher Mlalazi and others. More titles are to follow soon.
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The Gonjon Pin to be launched in Harare

The Gonjon Pin and other stories, the 2014 Caine Prize anthology, is to be launched in Harare at the Book Cafe, 139 Samora Machel, at 5.30pm on Thursday 14 August. All Welcome, Free Admission.The book features short stories from the winner of the 2104 prize, Kenya's Okwiri Oduor, from the other four shortlisted writers and from the twelve writers from across Africa who participated in the 2014 Caine
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amaBooks at ZIBF 2014

Caine Prize shortlisteesamaBooks will be at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2014, from Wednesday July 30 to Saturday  August 2. Titles on display at our stand will include, fresh from the printers, the new Caine Prize for African Writing anthology, The Gonjon Pin, which features seven Zimbabwean writers - Tendai Huchu (shortlisted for the 2014 Prize), Lawrence Hoba, Violet Masilo, Isabella
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50 Books By African Women That Everyone Should Read

Bryony Rheam's debut novel, 'This September Sun', has been chosen as one of the 50 books by African women that everyone should read before they die. The list has been compiled by Dele Meiji Fatunia and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed ahead of Africa Writes - the Royal African Society's annual literary festival - which is possibly the UK's largest celebration of African books and literature.Bryony joins other
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Bryony Rheam wins Agatha Christie Competition

Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam has won the May ‘Write Your Own Christie’ competition. The prize? Dinner in London with Agatha Christie’s grandson and with Agatha Christie's British and American publishers.The competition involves writing a chapter of a novel in the style of Agatha Christie, following on from the chapters of previous winners. The competition is run on a monthly basis and has been
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Caine Prize Writing Workshop 2014: Interview with Publisher, Jane Morris

amaBooks holds a lot of significance for me, personally, as the first publisher to accept my work aged 22. Every time Jane Morris (amaBooks co-founder) and I meet, the exchanges are effervescent and full of laughter. Here, I interview her ahead of the currently ongoing Caine Prize for African Writing Workshop. Read an article about the workshop here.Fungai Machirori (FM): How  is business
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Intwasa Short Story Competition 2014

CALL FOR SHORT STORY ENTRIESINTWASA SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2014 The Intwasa Short Story competition enters its 10th year this year, 2014. The competition was inaugurated in the first year of the festival and is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in English. The competition also seeks to promote Zimbabwean narratives from Zimbabwean writers, be they in Zimbabwe
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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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This September Sun reviewed on wild-thistle.net

Title: This September SunAuthor: Bryony RheamPublished: amaBooks (Zimbabwe) Parthian Books (UK)Genres: Africa, Cultural, Past-PresentPages: 420 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
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More 'amaBooks titles available in South Africa through Mega Books

Bryony Rheam's novel 'This September Sun', John Eppel's collection of stories and poems 'White Man Crawling' and 'Intwasa Poetry', which features poets who have read at the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, are now available in South Africa through the website megabooks.co.za.The books join other 'amaBooks titles already on the website - 'Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe', 'Where to Now?:
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This September Sun reviewed in The English Academy Review

Dr Thabisani Ndlovu, of the International Human Rights Exchange at the University of the Witwatersrand, reviews Bryony Rheam's novel This September Sun in the English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies, Volume 30, Issue 2, 2013.
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Where are they now? - some winners of the Intwasa Short Story Competition

Reproduced, with permission, from the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo Newsletter July 2013https://docs.google.com/file/d/1-O6cSLtg9P_YfZfh0o_5dPJoSI_eSQ64Lcn0UGH-t5AfBFBesMjr93NxL2EE/edit
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NoViolet Bulawayo makes Booker long list

from www.parthianbooks.comCongratulations to all of this year's Booker longlisted authors. We're excited to see NoViolet Bulawayo, a Zimbabwean author whose work previously appeared in Parthian's anthology of Zimbabwean short stories Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe, recognised for her first novel We Need New Names. Her longlisted novel, We Need New Names (Chatto and Windus) follows Darling
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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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Bulawayo novel tops UK online sales

Auxilia Katongomara, Entertainment CorrespondentChronicle, 7 June 2013
BULAWAYO writer Bryony Rheam’s novel This September Sun this week became the best-selling e-book on Amazon in the United Kingdom in three different categories, literary fiction, historical fiction and in the overall sales category. Amazon is the biggest bookseller in the world, specialising in physical
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Telling Zim story through literature

 from Daily News. Sunday May 19, 2013BULAWAYO‑BASED co‑director of amaBooks Publishers Brian Jones believes they have made a contribution to Zimbabwe's literature industry for the past decade despite a decade of economic hardships in the country.AmaBooks is one of the few publishing houses in the country that have given space to both upcoming and established writers and the
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'This September Sun' makes it to Number 1 on Kindle

Bryony Rheam's novel 'This September Sun', first published in Zimbabwe, yesterday reached the number 1 spot in the UK Kindle store, the contemporary fiction chart AND the historical fiction chart -ahead of Dan Brown, The Great Gatsby....www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/341689031/
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Kindle Daily Deal: Your chance to buy 'This September Sun' for 99p

Kindle Daily DealThis September Sun, Bryony RheamFor one day only, Bryony Rheam's This September Sun is just 99p on Amazon.co.ukas part of the Kindle Daily Deal!  Ellie is a shy girl growing up in post-Independence Zimbabwe, longing for escape from the confines of small-town life. When she eventually moves to Britain, her wish seems to have come true. But life there is not all
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Publishers Weekly reviews 'This September Sun'

This September Sun was positively reviewed in the April 29, 2013 issue of Publishers Weekly. The complete review is below and is available online via the link. This September SunBryony Rheam.  $14.95 (420p) ISBN 978-1-906998-53-0Rheam's debut novel follows Ellie, a shy, bookish girl growing up in Zimbabwe while navigating personal and political drama. The novel opens on Ellie's
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Bookshy Meets ... Bryony Rheam

bookshy: an African book loverhttp://bookshybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/meet-bryony-rheam.htmlWednesday, 17 April 2013Meet ... Bryony RheamThe 'Meet' Series will be a chance for me to interview anyone I would love to meet that is involved with African literature.So I absolutely love Zimbabwean literature, and I really, really loved this novel when I read it a few months ago. So I am extremely
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A Conversation with Bryony Rheam

from www.panorama.co.zw
After a heated discussion about Bryony Rheam’s This September Sun at the Spanish Embassy book club in Harare, Panorama Magazine decided to extend the conversation by talking to the author.This September Sun has been published in Wales (Parthian Books) and Zimbabwe (amaBooks) to critical acclaim. It is currently chosen by the Zimbabwe Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
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'amaBooks at ZIBF in Bulawayo 2013

’amaBooks are at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair in Bulawayo on Friday 22and Saturday 23 March. The theme of this year’s fair is ‘ZIBF@30: Enabling Creativity, Writing, Publishing and Reading for Africa’s Growth’. We will have a stand throughout the fair at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, displaying not only our own publications but also those of other publishers, including
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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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Review of 'This September Sun', courtesy of the Welsh Books Council

I am delighted to give This September Sun a glowing review. Bryony Rheam was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe, and this novel, although not autobiographical, has surely been inspired by her childhood memories. This September Sun richly deserved its success in winning the Zimbabwean Best First Book Award in 2010. From the first chapter onwards, this novel is beautifully crafted. There is drama,
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Spanish Book Club discussion of 'This September Sun'

Beaven Tapureta reports for WIN Zimbabwe on the Spanish Book Club discussion of Bryony Rheam’s This September Sunfrom http://win-zimbabwe.blogspot.com/2013/02/win-newsletter-issue-no-64.htmlThe discussion was led by writer Eresina HwedeFull participation in any discussion of a work of creative writing is guaranteed by the participants' reading and understanding of the text for criticism.
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Bookshy: an African Book Lover reviews 'This September Sun'

Book Review: Bryony Rheam's "This September Sun"... and so my love for Zimbabwean literature just keeps on growing. I absolutely enjoyed reading Bryony Rheam’s debut novel This September Sun, and would like to say a big thank you to Jane Morris from ’amaBooks for sending me a copy of this book to read. Set mainly in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, This September Sun tells
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'This September Sun' at the Spanish Embassy book club in Harare

The Embassy of SpainYou are invited to the next edition of theSpanish Embassy book clubon Tuesday, February 12th, at 17:30 to 19:00 hours,at the Cultural Centre, 16 Phillips Avenue in Belgravia.“This September Sun”, written Bryony Rheam,will be presented by Eresina Hwede,writer, poet, scriptwriter, playwright and editor. Copies of the book are available at the Embassy at the
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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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"The best thing I ever applied for... : British Council Crossing Borders Project

From: http://britishcouncilblogs.org/africa/2012/12/13/british-council-crossing-borders-project-the-best-thing-i-ever-applied-for Eight years after the British Council engaged creative writers from Zimbabwe and beyond on the Crossing Borders project, it seemed that the immediate impact of the creative writing programme was all there was to see. However to read this moving testimony
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Bryony Rheam interviewed on BBC Focus on Africa

Bola Mosuro interviewed Bryony Rheam about her novel This September Sun on the October 2 edition of Focus on Africa on the BBC World Service.Please click on the link below to access the podcast of that edition of Focus on Africa.http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/africa
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Where to Now? review in The Zimbabwean

Where To Now?Published by amaBooksGenre - FictionReview by Jeráfrom http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/entertainment/art-and-literature/60080/where-to-now.htmlWhere To Now?Short Stories from Zimbabwe, published by ’amaBooks and edited by Jane Morris, is an anthology of 16 potent short stories by Zimbabwean writers. It is the 5th anthology in the short writings series that have been released by
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Bryony Rheam to talk about her writing in Bulawayo

On Thursday 16 August, at 5.15pm, Zimbabwe Academy of Music, Trade Fair Grounds, Bulawayo, Bryony Rheam will talk about her novel 'This September Sun'. The book, first published by 'amaBooks, is a set 'A' level text for ZIMSEC Literature in English until 2017 and  has recently been published by Parthian Books in the United Kingdom.Bryony will also be available to sign books on Friday
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It’s a long way from Zimbabwe to Swansea, but good stories travel well

It’s a long way from Zimbabwe to Swansea, but good stories travel well. Which is why Welsh publisher Parthian published the winner of the Zimbabwean Best First Book Award. Author, Bryony Rheam, basks in the background to This September Sun:I’ve always believed I was born in the wrong age. I should have been born in the ’20s or ’30s and lived in a large house in the British countryside.There
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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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Review of This September Sun by Melinda Travis

This September Sun by Bryony RheamRecent years have seen a great proliferation of books about Africa, especially Zimbabwe. It seems that just about every ex-farmer, ex-Rhodesian soldier and ‘Whenwe’ Zimbabwean has written their life story. News of yet another book about this troubled nation might not then be greeted with much enthusiasm. However, what sets This September Sun apart from your
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This September Sun to be launched in the UK in May

Parthian Books in the United Kingdom discuss their forthcoming publication, Bryony Rheam's novel This September Sun.Other good news concerning This September Sun is that the book has been chosen as a set book in Zimbabwe for Zimsec 'A' level Literature in English.Forthcoming 2012 TitlesRead on for a sneak preview of some of Parthian's 2012 titles... http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/forthcoming-2012-titlesThe
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'This September Sun' reviewed by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

This September Sun is a searing account of family and “the ties that bind” as told from the perspective of a young woman trying to find her place within her family, her country and her world at large. The story is set in Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe and begins in dramatic fashion: “On the 18th of April 1980, my grandfather burnt the British flag. I remember because it was my sixth birthday and he ruined
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Geosi Reads interviews Bryony Rheam, author of This September Sun

From: http://geosireads.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/bryony-rheam-author-of-this-september-sun-interviewed/Brief Biography:Bryony Rheam was born in Kadoma in 1974 and lived in Bulawayo from the age of eight until she left school. She studied for a BA and an MA in English Literature in the United Kingdom and then taught in Singapore for a year before returning to teach in Zimbabwe in 2001. She was part
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This September Sun available in North America

Bryony Rheam's novel This September Sun is now available in North America through the African Books Collective. It can be purchased online through www.africanbookscollective.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and others.The book will be published in the United Kingdom by Parthian Books in September 2011.
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Geosi Reads reviews This September Sun

Title: This September Sun Author: Bryony Rheam Rating: 4/5 Publisher / Year: 'amaBooks / 2009 ‘On the 18th of April 1980, my grandfather burnt the British flag. I remember because it was my sixth birthday and he ruined it.’ This begins the narrator’s recount of the occurrences surrounding her sixth birthday and – thus – sets the novel in motion. The narration of Rheam’s compelling first
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WIN-Zimbabwe Newsletter discusses the Warwick Review's 'New Writing from Zimbabwe'

Beaven Tapureta discusses the Warwick Review's December 2009 edition, with its New Writing from Zimbabwe section. The Zimbabwean writers featured in this edition include Julius Chingono, John Eppel, Shimmer Chinodya, Lawrence Hoba, Wadzanai Mhute, Jane Morris, Tinashe Muchuri, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, No Violet Mkha Bulawayo, Champuno, and M.C Chihota. The edition also features reviews of Bryony
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UK Publishing Deal for Bryony Rheam

Zimbo Jam reports the publishing deal between 'amaBooks and Parthian Books that will result in Bryony Rheam's This September Sun being available in UK bookshops in 2011.The article also reports that This September Sun is now available online in South Africa through www.porcupinepress.co.za and that it is available as an ebook in the USA through www.scribd.com.The article can be found at http://www.zimbojam.com/culture/literary-news/1877-uk-publishing-deal-for-bryony-rheam.htmlThe
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Bryony Rheam interviewed in African Writing

Bryony Rheam's interview with Emmanuel Sigauke about This September Sun has appeared in African Writing. The magazine is available as a 110-page print edition, or can be purchased online through www.african-writing.com.The photographs are of Emmanuel Sigauke and of Bryony Rheam with Jeanette Johnson at the launch of This September Sun. Jeanette is the Bulawayo artist whose painting was used for the
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Tendai Huchu appreciates This September Sun

Tendai Huchu, author of the recently published novel The Hairdresser of Harare, comments on Bryony Rheam's This September Sun:"This September Sun is really really good, the prose borders on poetic. It's a gentle yet stunningly visual story. She's a breath of fresh air. Most of our authors, myself included, are storytellers but Bryony seems to be more of a stylist, an artist.Over the last decade, decade
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Another Interview with Bryony Rheam - this one from Ghana

Bryony Rheam's interview with Nana Fredua-Agyeman, from Accra in Ghana, has appeared on the ImageNations: Promoting African Literature website. This September Sun is attracting a lot of interest around the world, with this interview from Ghana, Ambrose Musiyiwa's from the United Kingdom and Emmanuel Sigauke's from the USA. An article by Bryony about her writing is due to appear in the next issue of
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Interview with Bryony Rheam in The Standard

Bryony Rheam's interview with Ambrose Musiyiwa about her novel This September Sun appeared in last week's The Standard newspaper.The interview can be found at http://www.thestandard.co.zw/entertainment/25483-this-september-sun-a-work-of-fiction--rheam.html
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Books of 2010 blog article about This September Sun

The 'Books of 2010' blog has an article about the appeal of Bryony Rheam's This September Sun to Zimbabweans in the diaspora. Extract below, for the full article look at http://booksof2010.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-september-sun-by-bryony-rheam.html ."I realised a couple of years ago that Americans and me were kind of different, in that your average 30 year old American has seen versions of themselves
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Bryony Rheam at The Book Café, Harare

Bryony Rheam, author of This September Sun, was at The Book Café in Harare on Thursday 27 May for a discussion of her book. After Bryony read a short excerpt from the novel, Eresinah Hwede of Zimbabwe Women Writers presented a paper in which she identified some of the major themes of the novel, such as that of the search for identity and the ever-shrinking world of the white Zimbabwean. Francis
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Bryony Rheam's Book Promotion

Bryony Rheam has been praised in Zimbo Jam for her hard work in promoting her novel This September Sun, with launches and book signings in Bulawayo, Harare and in Lusaka, and, last night, in the discussion about her book at The Book Cafe in Harare.As Zimbo Jam says,  Bryony is setting a noteworthy example for other writers to follow. The full article is available at http://www.zimbojam.com/culture/literary-news/1459-bryony-rheams-book-promotion-tour.html
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Bryony Rheam @ The Book Cafe in Harare

On Thursday evening, 27 May at 5.30pm, Harare’s Book Café will be holding a literary discussion on the book ‘This September Sun’ - a debut novel by Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam, published by ’amaBooks of Bulawayo. The book was reviewed in the Zimbabwean weekly The Standard on 01 May as ‘a new refreshing breeze that offers an incisive insight into the Rhodesian and, later, Zimbabwean psyche’
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This September Sun reviewed in The Standard

A review of Bryony Rheam's This September Sun, by Midlands State University lecturer Francis Mungana, has been published in The Standard of 2 May. The review, below, summarises the book as 'a rich addition to the canon of Zimbabwean and world literature.' I must begin this review by confessing that prior to my reading Rheam’s This September Sun I had very little knowledge of the fictional works
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Bryony Rheam's Harare Book Signing

Photographs of Bryony Rheam signing copies of This September Sun at Avondale Bookshop in Harare are shown in an article about the book signing on Zimbo Jam (see link above).The photo above, from Zimbo Jam, shows Bryony with performance poet Albert Nyathi, who is a fan of the novel, at the signing. Albert has said of This September Sun: 'This is a wonderful book. I read it on the plane, underground
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Bryony Rheam Book Signing in Harare

Bryony will be at Avondale Bookshop in Harare this Friday (16th April) at 10am to sign copies of her novel, This September Sun.Please come along if you would like your copy signed, or to buy a copy, or to talk to Bryony about her novel. This September Sun is a chronicle of the lives of two women, the romantic Evelyn and her granddaughter Ellie, from the time Evelyn arrived in the then Rhodesia at
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Article on This September Sun signing from Bulawayo's Chronicle

This September Sun author signs autographsEntertainment EditorBRYONY Rheam, the author of the book This September Sun, which was launched in Bulawayo last year, was yesterday at the Indaba Book Cafe signing her book. Indaba Book Cafe is a bookshop which was recently opened in Bulawayo. A handful of people had the opportunity to meet and ask her questions on her book and have her signthe books that
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This September Sun review from The Zimbabwean

Phillip Chidavaenzi's review of Bryony Rheam's novel has appeared in The Zimbabwean, summarizing it as 'an engaging novel... a worthy read.'The review continues:'The book tells the story of Ellie, intertwined with the tales of her loved ones, and how fate often interferes with people’s well-laid plans...Rheam successfully punctures the romantic illusions that many locals have about the European Diaspora
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Bryony Rheam Signs Books at Bulawayo's Indaba Book Cafe

Bryony Rheam was at the Indaba Book Cafe on Friday 9 April signing copies of her novel This September Sun. She is seen here signing a copy for Tswarelo Mothobe, who is involved with The Lounge, The Green Room and Poetic Brush.Bryony brought with her from Zambia a copy of Lusaka's Lowdown magazine, which featured a review of This September Sun and read 'the book was easy to read... the type of book
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Bryony Rheam Book Signing in Bulawayo

Bryony Rheam is back in Bulawayo from Zambia this week for a short break, and will be at the Indaba Book Cafe (9th Avenue/J. Tongogara) to sign copies of her novel about the lives of two women in Zimbabwe, This September Sun, on Friday 9 April at 10am.
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Review of Bryony Rheam's This September Sun from the Warwick Review

Reviewed by Dr James Graham of Middlesex UniversityThe house of Zimbabwean letters is haunted by a ghost that few of its writers have been able to exorcise. Settler colonialism – in particular the culture of minority racial rule, with all it entailed in terms of fiercely polarised ideas of nation, race and class – was deeply embedded in the fabric of everyday life for all Rhodesians. So deeply
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This September Sun Launched in Lusaka

Bryony Rheam's novel This September Sun was launched with a reading by Bryony in Lusaka last Friday. The event took place, during heavy rains, at Ababa House in Addis Ababa Drive. The books are now available for sale at Ababa House, which the Lonely Planet guide describes as 'a smart boutique full of imaginative creations from Zambian and Zimbabwean artists, furniture-makers and weavers', as well as
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Reader Comments about This September Sun

‘This is a wonderful book. I really would love to meet Bryony. Her book is poetry. I read it on the plane, underground trains, buses. I finished it today on the bus when I was coming from Birmingham to Coventry and I said to myself, here is another Doris Lessing.’  Albert Nyathi   ‘I grew up in Bulawayo at the same time as Ellie, but experienced the 1980s in a different way – from a black
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This September Sun review in Warwick Review

A review of Bryony Rheam's novel This September Sun, written by Dr James Graham of Middlesex University, is scheduled to appear in this month's The Warwick Review, alongside reviews of other Zimbabwe books, including, hopefully, other titles from 'amaBooks.The Warwick Review is part of the Writing Programme organised by the English Department at Warwick Unversity. James Graham is the author of Land
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The Zimbabwe Independent congratulates Bulawayo writers

The Zimbabwe Independent congratulates three Bulawayo-based writers who have published their first books in a special supplement on 18 December. The writers, Bryony Rheam, Christopher Mlalazi and Raisedon Baya, are all graduates of the British Council Crossing Borders Creative Writing Project and have all been published by 'amaBooks.The three first books featured are Bryony's This September Sun (published
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This September Sun launched in Bulawayo

A highlight of the artistic calendar in Bulawayo was the recent launch of Bryony Rheam’s epic novel, This September Sun, at the Bulawayo Club, with guest speaker Owen Sheers, the award-winning writer and poet from Wales. The Club hosted the event as it features in This September Sun. The work focuses on the lives of the two main female characters, the romantic grandmother Evelyn, who arrived in
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Meet Owen Sheers in Bulawayo

The British Council in Bulawayo are organising a Management Express meeting for Friday 20 November at 5.30pm at the Bulawayo Rainbow, where Owen Sheers will talk about his own work and links with Zimbabwe, and read from his books. Owen is a poet, novelist, playwright, actor and BBC TV presenter from Wales. He is best known in Zimbabwe for his semi-fictionalised account The Dust Diaries, recounting
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Launch Invite for This September Sun

A night to write home aboutamaBooks and Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo invite you toa Book Launch and a Dinner with PoetryTHURSDAY 19th NOVEMBER 5.30pm Launch of the novel This September Sun, by Bryony RheamGuest Speaker: Owen SheersFree Admission, All Welcomefollowed by, for those who wish, at 7.00pm, Dinner with PoetryWith readings by Owen Sheers from Wales and John Eppel from ZimbabweA table d’hôte
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Owen Sheers to launch Bryony Rheam's This September Sun

Welsh writer and BBC TV presenter Owen Sheers has agreed to be guest speaker at the launch of Bryony Rheam’s novel This September Sun. The launch is planned for 19 November at the Bulawayo Club, which is mentioned in the novel. Owen was born in Fiji, but was brought up and educated in Abergavenny in South Wales and at New College, Oxford. He has written two books of poetry, The Blue Book, which
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This September Sun now available in Zimbabwe

Bryony Rheam's This September Sun is now in many shops around Zimbabwe, including Induna Arts, Indaba Cafe and Kingstons in Bulawayo, the Book Cafe, Avondale Bookshop and other Innov8 bookshops in Harare, and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe shops in both Bulawayo and Harare.Brian Jones, one of the directors of ’amaBooks, presented a copy of This September Sun to Chipo Muvezwa, Programmes Officer
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This September Sun at Intwasa

This September Sun, Bryony Rheam's first novel, has now been published, and the first copies were on display at the launch of the late Celia Winter Irving's book on Lazarus Takawira, Spirit of a Woman. The launch of Spirit of a Woman, supported by Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo, took place during the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo.Literary Arts at Intwasa was again an active sector at the festival,
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This September Sun available soon

The latest 'amaBooks publication - the novel This September Sun, by Bryony Rheam, is at the printers and will be available in Zimbabwe at the end of September. It is a substantial novel, of 364 pages, and the cover design by Veena Bhana is based on a painting by Bulawayo artist Jeanette Johnson.This September Sun is a chronicle of the lives of two women, the romantic Evelyn and her granddaughter
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