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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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In Memory and Rememory: An American Appreciation of Yvonne Vera

from https://jarnettphd.weebly.com/fulbright-2017-2018/in-memory-and-rememory-an-american-appreciation-of-yvonne-veraReproduced with the permission of James Arnett[speech given by James Arnett at Pamberi Trust's 'Celebration of Yvonne Vera,' Harare, National Gallery, October 3, 2017] In Memory    There is no question that Yvonne Vera’s work holds a special place in both Zimbabwean
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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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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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“All the loose ends of Scotland”: Possessed by the City and the Past in Tendai Huchu’s The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician

 by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo[Paper presented at the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Conference Performing the Urban, University of Oviedo, Spain April 2017]Tendai Huchu’s novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, like the model on which it is loosely based, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demons, tells three inter-connected stories.
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The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician - a patchwork quilt for people-watchers

https://literarykitty.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/the-maestro-the-magistrate-and-the-mathematician-a-patchwork-quilt-for-people-watchers/I read Tendai Huchu’s Hairdresser of Harare many years ago and the thing I remember most about it was its sense of atmosphere and colour and brightness and heat. The man makes you feel and that makes reading easy, makes you forget you’ve been on this train
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When maestro, magistrate and mathematician meet

The Herald, November 21, 2016          www.herald.co.zwTendai Huchu, photo courtesy of 2016 Ake FestivalI don't know why I initially found it difficult to find time to do a nonstop read through Tendai Huchu's second novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician. Months! Going. Stopping. Going. Stopping. Then I was happy to be finally going on forever
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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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Music and Literature

Mbira MusicSome thirteen years ago a friend, a Chinese doctor of traditional medicine, told me I was never too late to learn. An old adage which in this situation referred to starting tai chi. He was right as I still practice tai chi and have taken up ku fu fan and a couple of sword forms. Not very good at any but enjoy it and it’s healthy exercise - as opposed to unhealthy! The adage continues to
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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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This Is Africa reviews The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician

Expats in Edinburgh – making a place your ownBy Farai K. Dzvairo on August 15, 2016 — In his latest novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, Tendai Huchu follows the lives of three Zimbabwean immigrants as they strive for assimilation and a sense of place.Identity, belonging and loss are the unholy trinity of the immigrant experience. Millions of Zimbabweans have
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On Tendai Huchu’s The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician: A Peep into an Existentialist’s Mind

Tendai’s The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician is not a book one starts reading and then discards. It is also not a book just riddled with beautiful lines and expressions. Simple in language and easy to comprehend, in what seems a full representation of Zimbabweans in the diaspora, Tendai Huchu, himself a diasporan, takes it upon himself to talk of Zimbabweans far away from home. The
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Tendai Huchu at the Balham Literary Festival

Tendai Huchu is at the Balham Literary Festival at 12.00 on Saturday 11 June, discussing 'Landscape and atmosphere' with Will Cohu and Sarah Hall."Will scrutinises ordinary working lives in his most recent novel and Tendai wonders why we mention landscape at all given the novel’s interiority; they are joined by award-winning Sarah Hall whose novel 'The Wolf Border' takes us into a more violent wilderness."For
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Tendai Huchu in Germany

 Tendai Huchu has recently finished a ten-day reading tour of Germany, promoting his novel The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, or Maestro, Magistrat und Mathematiker.The photos below are from the event held in Dresden in Kreuzberg.Thanks to the German publishers Peter Hammer Verlag, Dante Connection and Dirk Naguschewski.The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician is available
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'Top 10 Contemporary African Authors' - from africa.com

From http://www.africa.com/top-10-contemporary-african-authors/ The author, Lebogang Matshego, is a South African journalist based in Johannesburg. She is the Digital Project Manager and Content Aggregator at YFM radio station, a Wits University graduate, and a freelance lifestyle and entertainment writer. Authors such as Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer and recently Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have
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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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Tendai Huchu at the Bare Lit Festival

(Re)writing Pasts & Futures - Enter a space of unfettered imagination as we bring together fantasy and fiction novelists Tendai Huchu, Zen Cho, Haris Durrani and Tosin Coker in an exclusive discussion chaired by genealogist Patrick Vernon OBE on Historical Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Sci-fi and Afrofuturism.Watch the session on:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7z7GVovxpk&feature=youtu.be
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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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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' published in the USA

The cover for the North American edition, published by Ohio University PressThe cover for West Africa, published by Farafina in NigeriaThe cover for Germany, to be published by Peter Hammer VerlagThe cover for Zimbabwe, published by amaBooks, and for the United Kingdom, published by Parthian BooksThe North American edition was published on February 15 as partof the Ohio University Press Modern
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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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On Inspiration and How to Cook a Story: An interview with Tendai Huchu

from: http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/inspiration-and-how-cook-story-interview-tendai-huchuWed, 2016-01-20    Claire HouguezWhich writers, books or ideas have inspired you?I’ve drifted through different phases where I’m into various movements and/or writers, so it’s pretty hard to narrow down a definite inspiration. In high school I used to read pulp genre sci-fi from the
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kwaChirere reads Huchu's second novel

The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician by Tendai Huchufrom http://memorychirere.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/kwachirere-reads-huchus-second-novel_10.htmlPublished by ámaBooks, 2014,isbn:9780797495005I don't know why I initially found it difficult to find time to do a nonstop read through Tendai Huchu's second novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician. Months! Going. Stopping.
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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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Kirkus Review of 'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician'

In this much-anticipated second novel from Huchu (The Hairdresser of Harare, 2015), the lives of three Zimbabwean transplants to Edinburgh intertwine as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a foreign land.“You know why these people colonised us, right?” a friend says early on to the character known only as the Magistrate. “It’s the cold, it drives a man mad, so, when they came to
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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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Huchu to launch novel in Edinburgh - The Zimbabwean

Ellah Allfrey interviewing Tendai Huchu at the Edinburgh Festivalphoto courtesy of Petina GappahTendai Huchu is set to launch his second novel,The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, on Friday October 30 as part of the Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair. The novel was published in Zimbabwe by 'amaBooks and in the UK by Parthian Books.Next month Huchu's book becomes available
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I'm Whatever You Say I Am - Tendai Huchu interviewed in the Daily News

BULAWAYO - Zimbabwean author Tendai Huchu (TH), who was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize, is making a name for himself on the international scene through his fictional and non-fictional pieces.Tendai Huchu with Baaba Maalphoto courtesy of Ranka PrimoracHuchu’s second novel, ‘The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician’ has recently been published by amaBooks Publishers in Zimbabwe
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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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Tendai Huchu, the Edinburgh Festival and the Literary Death Match

Tendai Huchu and his new novel The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician are featured in two events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday 28th August.At 11am, the 2014 Caine Prize shortlisted author will read from his new novel and discuss with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey how the heritage, traditions, and vibrancy of African storytelling continue to inspire and influence his writing in the
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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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Tendai Huchu at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2014 Caine Prize shortlisted author Tendai Huchu will read from his new novel, The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician, and discuss how the heritage, traditions, and vibrancy of African storytelling continue to inspire and influence his writing at the Royal Overseas League on Friday 28th August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A limited number of copies of Tendai's book will be
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Lusaka Punk, the 2015 Caine Prize Anthology, in Zimbabwe

Lusaka Punk and Other Stories, the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing anthology, has been published in Zimbabwe by 'amaBooks. It is available in Bulawayo from the National Gallery, Induna Arts, Orange Elephant and Book and Bean, and in Harare from the National Gallery, Avondale Bookshop and from Weaver Press.Now entering its sixteenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading
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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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Online Book Club review of The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician

Official Review: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The MathematicianPost Number:#1  by whero » 14 May 2015, 04:30[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician" by Tendai Huchu.] 4 out of 4 stars Review by whero The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician by Tendai Huchu, Published by ‘amaBooks.Tendai Huchu
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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' reviewed in The Standard

Book Review: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician, by Tendai Huchu ’amaBooks, Bulawayo, 2014          ISBN: 978-0-7974-9500-5Reviewed by Fungai MachiroriThe Standard, Harare, May 17 2015Tendai Huchu’s latest novel offering is a look into the lives of three Zimbabweans as they attempt, to different extents, to assimilate into Scotland, and make meaning
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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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On Ideas and Stuff - Tendai Huchu

On Ideas And Stuff The following article was written by Tendai Huchu.from: www.culturefund.org.zwWhere do your ideas come from? There isn’t a writer who hasn’t been hit by this question at one literary event or the other. This month I published The Worshipful Company of Milliners, a speculative fiction story in Interzone, Britain’s oldest SF magazine. The story is about writers’
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Tendai Huchu on the BBC

Tendai Huchu talks to Bola Mosuro about his novel 'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' on Africa Today on the BBC, and reads an excerpt from the book.Click here to listen to Tendai on the BBC
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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' reviewed in The Sunday Mail

In search for an identityhttp://www.sundaymail.co.zw/?p=27868, Sunday Mar 15 2015by Andrew MoyoOVER the years, there has been a massive exodus of Zimbabweans relocating to the diaspora in search of “greener pastures”, however word has it that it’s not always green on the other side.Some go there to further their education, while some go there to work.Despite the fact that many people who have
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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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Zimbabwean novel crosses borders: Southern Eye

TENDAI Huchu’s second novel The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician that was produced by ’amaBooks is set to be published outside the country later this year.SHARON SIBINDIOWN CORRESPONDENT, SOUTHERN EYE. February 13, 2015The book is to be published in the West African countries of Nigeria and Cameroon and is set to be translated and published in Germany and Italy, while discussions
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'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' reviewed in Harare News

I first went to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit Tendai Huchu, with whom I had been buddies on social media, in 2012. He came to pick me at Waverley rail station, situated in a steep, narrow valley between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town and we would traverse between the two.Scotland’s capital city is a place of culture and literature. The heart of the city, a World Heritage Site,
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Tendai Huchu interviewed, from www.b00kr3vi3ws.in

from http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/Tendai Huchu’s first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French and Italian. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Interzone, Gutter, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report, Kwani? and numerous other publications.
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Why We Should all be Listening to Zim Dancehall

photo of Soul Jah Love by T. Ndabambi/zimbojam.comThe two most significant musical movements to challenge Sungura’s dominance in Zimbabwean popular culture have been Urban Grooves and, what at one time could have been seen as its appendage, Zim Dancehall.While Urban Grooves had a head start, getting heavy rotation on the airwaves after Jonathan Moyo’s 70% local content decree, it now lags behind
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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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Tendai Huchu's 'The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician' Published in Zimbabwe

Tendai Huchu's second novel has been published by 'amaBooks, and is available in outlets across Zimbabwe. It will soon be available elsewhere through the African Books Collective.Set mainly in the Scottish capital Edinburgh, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician introduces us to the three Zimbabweans of the title who each struggle to find a place for themselves far from home and the world
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The Gonjon Pin reviewed

The Gonjon Pin and other stories - Tendai Huchu shortlisted for prestigious Caine Prize awardby Diana RodriguesA version of this review appeared in Harare NewsBefore you turn the first page of ’amaBooks  latest offering to the literary world, The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories, spare a thought for the distinguished panel of judges who will have taken time off from their full-time jobs to read
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Tendai Huchu: Something about my new book

I suppose this writing thing revolves on some sort of twin axis; A is made up of faith and B, doubt. You are in your garret; you scribble away, or, in my case, pound on a keyboard for a couple of years. You hope the words you’re producing and grouping together in the form of sentences, paragraphs and chapters have some meaning, a deeper core to them. But you’re not smart enough to decipher this
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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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Bulawayo, Oduor, Huchu, Kahora and Chela Tackle the Tricky Subject of African Writing, and Hail the Rise of Afro-futurism

from: bookslive.co.zahttp://bookslive.co.za/blog/2014/08/20/bulawayo-oduor-huchu-kahora-and-chela-tackle-the-tricky-subject-of-african-writing-and-hail-the-rise-of-afro-futurism/NoViolet Bulawayo, Okwiri Oduor, Tendai Huchu, Billy Kahora and Efemia Chela have all been in the news recently, contemplating the controversial topic of African writing.Zimbabwean Bulawayo, whose debut novel We Need New
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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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The Caine Circus: Tendai Huchu

The circus is over, the gorilla is returned to his pen, the tents are folded and the pool bulldozed, drunk poets feast on chicken and a disembodied head crowns the queen of the fair. I really should stop here, but I have more to say, coz this Caine thing was super-dope. At the Caine Circus: Tendai Huchu,  Diane Awerbuck, Okwiri Oduor, Billy Kahora and Efemia Chela In The Ghastly
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Okwiri Oduor wins the Caine Prize 2014

Okwiri Oduor and Novuyo Tshuma in NairobiKenyan writer Okwiri Oduor has won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing, for her short story My Father's Head. The award was announced at a glittering event at the Bodleian Library in Oxford on Monday July 14. The Caine Prize, worth £10,000, is open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English. Its focus is on the short story, reflecting
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Inside/Out with Zimbabwean novelist, Tendai Huchu

by Bev Clark on May 27, 2014 on Kubatana.netfrom: http://www.kubatana.net/2014/05/27/1675/insideout-zimbabwean-novelist-tendai-huchu/Describe yourself in five words?Neurotic, funny, clumsy, thoughtful, determined.What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?I never take advice. Once I matured a bit and realised that (in the adult world at least) no one actually knew what they were
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2014 Caine Prize Shortlist includes Zimbabwe's Tendai Huchu

The Caine Prize 2014 shortlist, announced by Nobel laureate and prize patron Wole Soyinka in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, as part of the UNESCO World Book Capital celebrations, is Diane Awerbuck (SA), Efemia Chela (Ghana), Tendai Huchu (Zim), Billy Kahora (Kenya), Okwiri Oduor (Kenya).The stories by the shortlisted writers, together with those by the writers at the Caine Prize workshop recently
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Caine Prize Workshop 2014: Interview With Writer, Tendai Huchu

Posted on March 27, 2014 by FUNGAI RUFARO MACHIRORIhttp://fungaineni.com/2014/03/27/caine-prize-2014-interview-with-writer-tendai-huchu/Fungai Machirori (FM): As a writer whose book was first published in Zimbabwe and is now being republished internationally, would you say there is a difference in sales/ professionalism/ marketing between Zimbabwe and the international space? If so, please explain.Tendai
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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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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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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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