We Need New Names

22 October 2019 | By NoViolet Bulawayo | Filed in: zimbabwe.

An exciting literary debut the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl s journey out of Zimbabwe and to America Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo s b

Leaving Before the Rains Come

22 October 2019 | By Alexandra Fuller | Filed in: zimbabwe.

New York Times Bestseller One of the gutsiest memoirs I ve ever read And the writing oh my god the writing Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain But the disintegration of Fuller s own marriag

Buck: A Memoir

22 October 2019 | By M.K. Asante | Filed in: zimbabwe.

A rebellious boy s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self destructing family this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents a mother who led the new nation s dance company a

Dingo Firestorm: The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War

22 October 2019 | By Ian Pringle | Filed in: zimbabwe.

This book tells the story of the biggest conflict of the Rhodesian Bush War, fought in neighboring Mozambique Code named Operation Dingo, the battle was a huge gamble It took place when Rhodesia was running out of money, ammunition and friends Prime Minister Ian Smith authorized a risky two prong

The Book of Memory

22 October 2019 | By Petina Gappah | Filed in: zimbabwe.

Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and co

Diamond Boy

22 October 2019 | By Michael Williams | Filed in: zimbabwe.

A high stakes, harrowing adventure set in the diamond fields of Southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running Diamonds for everyone That s what fifteen year old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields Soon Patson is working

The White Shadow

22 October 2019 | By Andrea Eames | Filed in: zimbabwe.

Look after your sister, Tinashe Tinashe is a young Shona boy living in a small village in rural Rhodesia The guerilla war of the late 1960s haunts the bushlands, but it only infrequently affects his quiet life school, swimming in the river, playing with the other kids on the kopje When his you

104 Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile

22 October 2019 | By Mandy Retzlaff | Filed in: zimbabwe.

A letter is handed to you In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep Then the drums begin to beat As the land invasions gather pace, the Retzlaffs begin an epic journey across Zimbabwe, f

The Maestro, the Magistrate and the Mathematician

22 October 2019 | By Tendai Huchu | Filed in: zimbabwe.

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 and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character

The Death of Rex Nhongo

22 October 2019 | By C.B. George | Filed in: zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe s capital, a gun left in a taxi brings together five marriages in this intricate and tightly plotted novel.This is the story of five marriages and one gun.A British couple wonders at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while they build walls between themselves.An American s

Tony Wheeler's Dark Lands

22 October 2019 | By Tony Wheeler | Filed in: zimbabwe.

Greedy Lords, dubious heroes, wicked relations and innocents in peril today s world sounds like a grim fairytale Travelling along the infamous Axis of Evil led to Tony Wheeler s Bad Lands now he s going deeper into the world s darkest corners to explore a rogue s gallery of troubled nations.