Monday, April 23, 2018

Tendai Huchu and Black Panther star Danai Gurira

Tendai Huchu's novel of ideas The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician has been selected as recommended reading for those planning to attend Danai Gurira's play Familiar, which is to feature at Seattle's Bagley Wright Theatre from April 27 to May 27, 2018.

Written by Black Panther star and 'Tony'-nominated playwright Danai Gurira and directed by Taibi Magar, Familiar focuses a lens on the messy, hilarious, spirited dynamic of a modern first-generation Zimbabwean-American family, revealing the layers of complexities rooted in the search for a sense of belonging. Tendai Huchu's novel explores the lives of three Zimbabweans as they struggle to reconcile their past with their present lives in Edinburgh.
Danai Gurira, from Wikipedia

Danai Gurira, born in the USA of Zimbabwean parents, moved back to Zimbabwe after the country gained independence. She attended Dominican Convent High School in Harare, before returning to the USA to study at Macalester College and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is perhaps best known for her role as Okoye in Black Panther and as the writer of the play Eclipsed, which was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play and which won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play.

The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician is published in the USA by Ohio University Press, in the UK by Parthian Books, in Nigeria by Farafina, in Germany by Peter Hammer Verlag and in Zimbabwe and elsewhere by amaBooks.

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