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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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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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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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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 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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Why I Read by Philani A. Nyoni

Philani A. Nyoni. Photo by KB MpofuOkay, we can do this, shouldn't be too hard... it's only writing, we've been doing this since we discovered 'AH-AIR-EE-OH-OOH' wasn't some device devised to torture infants. Maybe we discovered that much later because we were in too deep: so in love with words we had to learn the science of language and autopsied languages alive while other childrens were calling
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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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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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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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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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Why I Read by Christopher Mlalazi

I grew up with a natural love of story telling. This goes way back to my childhood. My father was a gifted storyteller, but not a public one as his stories were only for his family.  My father had an amazing repertoire of folklore, usually told around the fire after the evening meal in the late 70s when we lived in Old Pumula Township. There was no electricity in houses in that township then –
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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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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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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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Why I Read by Bongani Kona

Bongani Kona, photo courtesy of the Caine PrizeIn December 1999, as their final act before the turn of the millennium, TIME magazine published a special issue profiling the hundred most influential people of the 20th Century. I remember casually paging through the issue and being drawn by the brief entry on Philo T. Farnsworth, the man who invented television. What really caught my interest was not
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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 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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'Textures' wins the 2016 National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding Fiction

John Eppel and Togara Muzanenhamo's poetry collaboration Textures has won the 2016 Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding Fiction. The winners were announced at the awards on Saturday 13 February at 7Arts in Harare, and Togara was present to accept the award on behalf of the two writers. The other shortlisted books were:Dzinonyandura coordinated by Rabson Shumba [263 Nhetembo] Ties
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Eppel a literary giant - Southern Eye

John Eppel interviewed for Southern Eye, following the Bulawayo launch of his latest poetry collaboration, Textures, with Togara Muzanenhamofrom: http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2015/03/31/eppel-a-literary-giant/BULAWAYO poet, teacher, critic and writer John Eppel has achieved a lot and continues to impress in Zimbabwe’s literary landscape.SHARON SIBINDIOWN CORRESPONDENTHis attachment to people
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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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John Eppel interviewed on 'Steppes in Sync'

ZIMBABWEAN LITERATURE SEGREGATED NO MORE. MORE THAN 30 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE, TEXTURES, A POETRY COLLABORATION, BLENDS HISTORY WITH THE MOMENTFEBRUARY 7, 2015 STEPPES IN SYNC http://steppesinsync.com/2015/02/07/zimbabwean-literature-segregated-no-more-more-than-30-years-after-independence-textures-a-poetry-collaboration-blends-history-with-the-moment/As part of our African Literature as Creative
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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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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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"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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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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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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Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe reviewed in Harare News

http://www.hararenews.co.zw/2014/07/long-time-coming-short-writings-from-zimbabwe/There is more to Zimbabwe than is often portrayed in the media. I recently came across the collection of short stories and poems Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe, there are contributions from thirty-three writers and, although there are pieces about squalor, poverty and the desperate lives of people,
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Small Friends launched at King George VI School

Small Friends and other stories and poems, a compendium of 35 short stories and poems written by students at King George VI School and Centre for Physically Disabled Children, has been launched to an audience of students at KGVI.The collection gave the students the opportunity to have their voices heard and to tell the stories that they wanted told. Some of the stories and poems tell the stories
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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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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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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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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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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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Perspectives on Zimbabwe’s literary scene as Caine Prize returns

by Fungai Machirori, in Voices of Africahttp://voicesofafrica.co.za/perspectives-zimbabwes-literary-scene-caine-prize-returns/It is 14 years since the inaugural Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded to Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF). And while the fortunes for the Prize – one of the most prominent for African writing – have grown, the same has
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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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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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'Together' reviewed by Mbongeni Malaba in the English Academy Review

Combining the poems and short stories of the late Julius Chingono and John Eppel, the book, Together, focuses principally on the trials and tribulations of Zimbabweans during the last decade or so. Chingono read his poetry at the Poetry International Festival in the Netherlands and at Poetry Africa in Durban. The title, Together, resonates with significance: the racially charged atmosphere
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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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A Memory This Size: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013 reviewed in the Financial Gazette

Kaleidoscope Of Adventures, Experiences From AfricaDiana Rodrigues 3 Oct 2013Fame may be the spur for many of Zimbabwe’s aspiring and established writers, but the Caine Prize for African Writing offers winning authors not only book readings, book signings and press releases, but prize money worth GBP10 000. The first prize giving ceremony for this prestigious award took place in Harare
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amaBooks titles from Mega Books in South Africa

Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township, Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe, Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage are now available through print-on-demand from Mega Books. Other titles will follow soon.
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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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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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No place quite like Bulawayo, by Bongani Ncube-Zikhali

Bongani Ncube-Zikhali is a writer, poet, youth activist and a fan of Dr Sheldon Cooper. He is passionate about the written word and has been published in two anthologies by Amabooks. In 2010 he was awarded the Dr Yvonne Vera Award by the Zimbabwean Intwasa Arts Festival. He currently lives in Paris where he is studying computer science.Bongani's stories are available outside of Zimbabwe in print or
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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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Eppel’s acid satire finds new purchase in Zim

from South Africa’s Mail&Guardian, 5 April 2013Dismissed as a 'settler' in the early decades in Zimbabwe’s independence, the Bulawayo-based writer has started to resonate with young Zimbabweans.Given the exotic flowers in his oeuvre, especially in the poems, it is surprising to find John Eppel’s garden in the crackle-dry suburb of Hillside, Bulawayo, dominated by
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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 Book Donation at ZIBF Bulawayo

Brian Jones of 'amaBooks donating 'Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe to Lewis Mukucha of the National Free Library'amaBooks donated a total of 434 books to the National Free Library Rural Libraries Programme and to Bulawayo Municipal Libraries during the 2013 Zimbabwe International Book Fair in Bulawayo. The Rural Libraries Programme reaches out to 66 libraries, 60 of which lie within Matabeleland.
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Freedom Poetry Competition winners

Yoshira Marbel, from South Africa, has won the inaugural Freedom Poetry Competition, co-organised by Poetry Bulawayo and ’amaBooks Publishers, with her poem Peace. In second place was Farai Mpofu, with Flying Away, followed by Tinashe Muchuri’s If You Allow Me Just a Moment, Christopher Mlalazi’s Elephant Grass and Bhekilizwe Dube’s Celestial Dreams. Both Farai Mpofu and Bhekilizwe
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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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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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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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"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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'amaBooks and Worldreader

'amaBooks are working with Worldreader to help make good creative writing available to young people across Africa and elsewhere.As a first step, stories from Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices, and selected stories from other 'amaBooks collections, are available to read free of charge on mobile feature phones using the Worldreader App.With the first-ever book application available for feature
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Violette Kee-Tui wins Yvonne Vera Award at Intwasa 2012

Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo has announced this year’s winner of The Yvonne Vera Award for short story writing. This year’s winner is Violette Kee-Tui with her short story Tattered Cloth. The short story was adjudged the best out of 81 short stories submitted this year. The Intwasa Short Story Competition is an annually event organised by Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo. Violette Kee-Tui’s
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The Business of Writing workshop at Intwasa 2012

Over 50 writers, both established and emerging, attended the Business of Writing workshop on Saturday 22 September in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. The workshop was part of the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo and was supported by the British Council. It was facilitated by Jane Morris and Brian Jones of 'amaBooks, with Mgcini Nyoni of Poetry Bulawayo and writer Naison Tfwala.Mgcini
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'amaBooks as e-books through the African Books Collective

The African Books Collective now sell 'amaBooks e-books on their website http://www.africanbookscollective.com/publishers/amabooksDancing with Life: Tales from the TownshipHatchingsIntwasa PoetryLong Time Coming: Short Writings from ZimbabweShort Writings from BulawayoShort Writings from Bulawayo IIShort Writings from Bulawayo IIISilent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe VoicesWhite Man CrawlingZimbabwe's
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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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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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amaBooks on Kobo and Kindle

Several amaBooks titles are now available as ebooks at $9.99 on the Kobo and Kindle websites (www.kobobooks.com and www.amazon.com/kindlestore).The titles are Short Writings from Bulawayo I, II and III, Intwasa Poetry, Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices, Hatchings, White Man Crawling and Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage. More to follow.
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Where to Now? nominated for NAMA

Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe has been nominated in the Outstanding Fiction Book category for the National Arts Merit Awards 2012.The winner will be announced on February 18 at the awards ceremony at the 7 Arts Theatre in Harare.Where to Now? contains short stories from 16 Zimbabwean writers: Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John
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John Eppel's 'Hatchings' available on Kindle

John Eppel's 'Hatchings', chosen for the Times Literary Supplement series on 'the most significant book to have come out of Africa', is now available on Kindle. If you have a Kindle, or if you're thinking of getting one, please visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00712WXNC.'Hatchings' was recently reviewed by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende on http://amabooksbyo.blogspot.com/2011/10/john-eppels-hatchings-reviewed-by.htmlOther
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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma interviewed on 'The Mantle'

From 'The Mantle', January 18, 2012http://mantlethought.org/content/gambit-art-creating-novuyo-rosa-tshumaThe following conversation took place via email. Between Novuyo and myself(Emmanuel Iduma), we exchanged about 35 emails, in which I was greatly moved by her dedication (as you would see) to her writing, her understanding of her craft, and her willingness to engage. I have never met Novuyo in person,
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Where to Now? in South Africa's Exclusive Books

Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe is now available in several branches of Exclusive Books across South Africa:Exclusive Books EastgateExclusive Books Hyde ParkExclusive Books Rosebank MallExclusive Books Mandela SquareExclusive Books MenlynExclusive Books MorningsideExclusive Books OR Tambo InternationalThe books are also available in other South African outlets:Clarkes Books, Cape TownXarra
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John Eppel's Hatchings reviewed by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

The incisively satirical novel Hatchings, by John Eppel, is set in the city of Bulawayo, during the doldrum years of post independence Zimbabwe. In it we find Elizabeth Fawkes and her family, a representation of the ever dwindling middle class and middle class values of solid family ties, sound education, hard work and integrity. The story centres around the Fawkes family, who are in a
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Conversations with Writers: Omen Nyevero Muza

From: http://conversationswithwriters.blogspot.com/2011/09/interview-omen-muza.htmlTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011[Interview] Omen MuzaOmen Nyevero Muza holds an MBA and runs a financial advisory firm he co-founded in Harare.He is also a financial columnist with a local daily newspaper.One of his short stories appears in the anthology, Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe (amaBooks, 2011).He writes
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Conversations with Writers: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Conversations with Writers [Interview] Novuyo Rosa Tshuma http://conversationswithwriters.blogspot.com/2011/09/interview-novuyo-rosa-tshuma.html Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is a Zimbabwean writer currently studying at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2009, she won the Intwasa Short Story Competition. Her short stories have been featured in anthologies that include The Bed Book of Short
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'Where to Now?' at ZIBF 2011

’amaBooks will introduce their latest book to the public during the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2011, which takes place at Harare Gardens from 28 to 30 July. The collection, Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe, features sixteen Zimbabwean writers - Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Mapfumo Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John Eppel, Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Barbara
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Bulawayo writer wins 2011 Caine Prize

NoViolet Bulawayo wins 'African Booker'(From http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/12/noviolet-bulawayo-caine-prize) £10,000 Caine prize goes to story by Bulawayo writer Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo has won major African literary award, the Caine prize, for her short story about a starving gang of children from a shanty town. Bulawayo's Hitting Budapest tells the story of six children
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Together, to be launched in Bulawayo on 23 June

'amaBooks Publishers, the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and the University of New Orleans Press invite you to the Zimbabwe launch of Together, stories and poems by John Eppel and the late Julius Chingono, on Thursday 23 June, 5 for 5.30pm, at Christian Brothers' College, Old Esigodini Road, Bulawayo.Brian Jones of 'amaBooks will introduce the book and John Eppel will read some of his own work and
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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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Together, reviewed in Geosi Reads

Title: Together Author(s): Julius Chingono and John Eppel Genre: Poetry and Short Stories Length: 153 pages Rating: 4/5 Publisher / Year: ’amaBooks, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press & University of New Orleans Press / 2011 Country: Zimbabwe From the Back Cover: The two Zimbabwean writers featured in this collection of stories and poems could not be more different. John Eppel is an
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Three Writers discuss Zimbabwean Literature Culture

Christopher Mlalazi, Emmanuel Sigauke and Tinashe Mushakavanhu discuss the state of Zimbabwean literature, writing from the Diaspora, what is African literature among other literary issues. In this candid roundtable discussion, they question the direct nature of literature and its suitability in chronicling moments of unique political and social significance. In a country like Zimbabwe, which exists
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Julius Chingono and John Eppel soon to be published by 'amaBooks

The next publication by 'amaBooks is to be Together, a collection of short stories and poems by two of Zimbabwe's leading writers, Julius Chingono and John Eppel.The collection, which will include 25 poems and 8 short stories by Julius and 24 poems and 11 short stories by John, will be published in early 2011.
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'amaBooks at Falcon Fair

'amaBooks braved the winter cold to take part in Falcon College Fair, near Esigodini in Matabeleland South, on Saturday 19 June. Best seller at the fair - Bryony Rheam's This September Sun.As well as on our own stand, the books were displayed on the award-winning stand of Atelier Cuir.
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'amaBooks not at the London Book Fair

Jane Morris and Brian Jones of 'amaBooks failed to get to the London Book Fair, as, with so many others, their flights were cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud over the United Kingdom.The book fair, which is attended by around 23,000 people in the book industry from across the world, was held from 19-21 April. 'amaBooks hoped that attending the fair would help to promote their books to a much wider
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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 and other books now available in South Africa and the UK

This September Sun, Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township, Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe and other 'amaBooks titles are now available in several bookshops in South Africa, including Clarke's Books in Long Street, Cape Town, Adams Campus Bookshop in Durban and Xarra Books in Jeppe Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.  This September Sun will also be available soon in the United Kingdom
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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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Petina Gappah wins Guardian First Book Prize

'amaBooks congratulate Petina Gappah, who has just won the Guardian First Book Prize for her 'humane and disarmingly funny' An Elegy for Easterly.As well as taking home the auspicious literary title, Petina has been presented with a GBP 10,000 cheque and an advertising deal for her book in both the Guardian and the Observer newspapers in the UK.Chair of the judges and literary editor for the newspaper
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The Raconteur Review of Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Bulawayo now on-line

Tom Cheesman's review of Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe, edited a little from that published on this blog in September, has been published in The Raconteur magazine in the United Kingdom. The original review can be found online at: http://amabooksbyo.blogspot.com/2009/09/long-time-coming-review-from-raconteur.html
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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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Novuyo Tshuma wins Intwasa Short Story Competition

(from www.zimbojam.com)Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the winner of the 2009 Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo Short Story Competition. Her heartrending story You in Paradise won the judges hearts and beat a strong list of contenders for this year's prize. The second prize went to Fungai Tichawangana and third prize was won by Violette Kee-Tui. Novuyo’s You in Paradise tells of a young Zimbabwean woman’s
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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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Long Time Coming Review: from The Raconteur

“2 l8 4 crisis” Reviewed by Tom Cheesman , www.hafan.orgTo appear in The Raconteur, www.theraconteur.co.uk Who – among Brits – gives a shit about Zim? (Hello there, Zimbabwean Raconteur readers in exile! And hello to other readers with Zimbabwean roots and ties! But apart from you…?) During the campaign to kick out white farmers, in 2000-2002, British media were full of Zimbabwe. Now
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