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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma - Author

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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma grew up in Zimbabwe, and has lived in South Africa and the USA. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies, and she was awarded the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize for the best literary work in English. https://novuyotshuma.com/

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House of Stone A Novel

House of Stone A Novel

Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

When Abednego and Agnes Mlambo's son goes missing, their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems their only hope of finding him. Behind this helpfulness, however, ulterior motives abound. Desperate to take their life stories and family history as his own, Zamani-one of the great unreliable narrators of contemporary world literature-is as keenly aware as any colonialist or despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future. This sweeping epic of Zimbabwe's turbulent beginnings explores a young nation seeking an identity and pulses with wit, seduction, and dark humor.

House of Stone A Novel

House of Stone A Novel

Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

In the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo's teenage son, Bukhosi, has gone missing, and the Mlambos fear the worst. Their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems to be their last, best hope for finding him. Since Bukhosi's disappearance, Zamani has been preternaturally helpful: hanging missing posters in downtown Bulawayo, handing out fliers to passersby, and joining in family prayer vigils with the flamboyant Reverend Pastor from Agnes's Blessed Anointings church. It's almost like Zamani is part of the family... But almost isn't nearly enough for Zamani. He ingratiates himself with Agnes and feeds alcoholic Abednego's addiction, desperate to extract their life stories and steep himself in borrowed family history, as keenly aware as any colonialist or power-mad despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future. As Abednego wrestles with the ghosts of his past and Agnes seeks solace in a deep-rooted love, their histories converge and each must confront the past to find their place in a new Zimbabwe. Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a sweeping epic that spans the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe's turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity, but built on forgetting.

House of Stone

House of Stone

Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Winner of the Edward Stanford Prize for Fiction with a Sense of Place, 2019 Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, 2019 Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019 Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, 2019 __________ 'Easily the best debut I've read this year, Tshuma's novel is both hilarious and horrifying, filled with compassion, anger and despair. [Her] unreliable narrator [is] of the kind that deserves to be remembered up there with Humbert Humbert' Kim Evans, Culturefly __________ Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea... Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.

House of Stone

House of Stone

Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Winner of the Edward Stanford Prize for Fiction with a Sense of Place, 2019 Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, 2019 Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, 2019 __________ 'Extraordinary' Guardian __________ Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea... Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.

House of Stone

House of Stone

Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

'Extraordinary' GuardianBukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.Shortlisted for the Zimbabwean International Women's Awards

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