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, showing the strength of creative writing in the city. As well as local writers, Ivor Hartmann and Zukiswa Wanner from South Africa, and Ignatius Mabasa from Harare featured at the festival. The Intwasa Arts Festival Short Story competition 2009 was won by Bulawayo's Novuyo Tshuma, followed by Fungai Tichawangana and Violette Kee-Tui. Novuyo Tshuma has had four stories published by 'amaBooks in Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices, a result of the British Council supported Echoes of Young Voices project.
This September Sun will be available in shops around Zimbabwe soon.