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Why I Write: Sandisile Tshuma

“So what’s your guilty pleasure?” my brother asked one day out of the blue. We had spent the day in my little apartment and I suspect that, as he looked around the barebones space filled with books, CDs and conspicuously missing a television set, he was worried I had no life. “Um, I get my locs treated and go to the spa for a deluxe pedicure?” I ventured, posing my response as a question
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Why I Read by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

Reading is an addiction. I am a slave to words beautifully strung together in eloquent notes. Reading gives me a high akin to the ecstatic experience one might get from a good dance song. As the body winds itself around the rhythm and melody and finds freedom in the deep thud of the base, so my mind gluts itself on the highs and lows, the tension and the tranquility offered up in a deeply satisfying
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Stories Invited for a Zimbabwean Short Story Collection

amaBooks Publishers are planning a collection of Zimbabwean short stories, to be published in 2017.  We are inviting submissions by February 14, 2017. There are no restrictions on the length of the stories, and there is no particular theme.Stories for consideration should be emailed as Word attachments, with no artwork or photographs included, to amabooksbyo@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we will be
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Why I Read by Sandisile Tshuma

Hi. My name is Sandisile Tshuma and I am an information junkie. More than ten years ago I underwent the Clifton strengths finder assessment as part of a team building exercise at the youth-focused HIV prevention organisation I had just joined.  The test revealed that one of my top five strengths was something called Input. Input was defined as having a craving to know more and people with
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Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe reviewed in Harare News

http://www.hararenews.co.zw/2015/04/where-to-now-short-stories-from-zimbabwe/Where to Now? is a collection of 16 stories by Zimbabwean writers, published at the time of the inclusive government, hence the title. The Zimbabwean publishers ’amaBooks co-published the anthology with the UK publisher Parthian Books. The collection has been translated into isiNdebele by Thabisani Ndlovu and is titled Siqondephi
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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma's 'Shadows' longlisted for Etisalat Prize

Photograph courtesy Fungai MachiroriNovuyo Rosa Tshuma's debut novella and short story collection, Shadows, has been longlisted for the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Novuyo's stories have appeared in several anthologies, including the 'amaBooks anthologies Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices and Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe. Shadowscontains Novuyo's short story, 'Crossroads',
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ebooks in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has an online ebook shop - Mazwi - which will feature most 'amaBooks titles. At present, the site is undergoing testing, but a sample of ebooks can be bought online - by Ecocash. Telecash, Visa or Zimswitch Debit/Credit card.The books can be read on any Adobe Digital Editions compatible reading app for your Apple, Windows or Android device.Please take a look at: http://shop.mazwi.co
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Africa39 List includes Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

We were thrilled to learn today that Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is included in the Africa39 list - a list of 39 of the most promising African writers of fiction from sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 40. The Africa39 Project was set up as a key part of the programmes and celebrations of Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014. The project is a partnership between the Hay Festival of Literature, the
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Siqondephi Manje? launched in Bulawayo

The launch of the translation of ’amaBooks collection of short stories Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe into the isiNdebele version Siqondephi Manje?Indatshana zaseZimbabwe  took place at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Saturday March 29.The book launch was supported by Bulawayo Agenda and coincided with the Zimbabwe International Book Fair taking place at the Large
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Launch of Siqondephi Manje? Indatshana zaseZimbabwe

with readings from their stories by Raisedon Baya, Mzana Mthimkhulu and Thabisani Ndlovu, and a reading of NoViolet Bulawayo's story by Sithandazile Dube.
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