'amaBooks Publishers and the Writers Centre at Wits University
invite you to the launch of
Where to Now?
Short Stories from Zimbabwe
Friday 5 August, 4 - 6 pm
Writers Centre, Wartenweiler Library, East Campus, Witwatersrand University
The writing in this collection, at times dark, at times laced with comedy, is set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe’s ‘lost decade’ of rampant inflation, violence, economic collapse and the flight of many of its citizens. Its people are left to ponder – where to now?
All the voices are Zimbabwean. Even though some speak from the diaspora, their inspiration comes from their homeland and their stories tell of Zimbabwe.
In these pages you will meet the prostitute who gets the better of her brothers when they try to marry her off, the wife who is absolved of the charge of adultery, the hero who drowns in a bowser of cheap beer and the poetry slammer who does not get to perform his final poem. And many more.
Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Mapfumo Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John Eppel, Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Christopher Mlalazi, Mzana Mthimkhulu, Blessing Musariri, Nyevero Muza, Thabisani Ndlovu, Bryony Rheam, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Sandisile Tshuma
with readings by Thabisani Ndlovu, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Sandisile Tshuma
If you cannot attend the launch, please visit the 'amaBooks stand at the
Jozi Book Fair
6 - 8 August, Museum Africa, Newtown