Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tinashe Muchuri Reviews Mabasa’s “Imbwa Yemunhu”

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Good books often invite good reviews, and this is true of Tinashe Muchuri’s review of Ignatius Mabasa’s latest offering, the novel Imbwa Yemunhu.  This is the second Shona post on Munyori, and we are proud to recognize the richness of the Shona language, but most importantly, we are happy to be recognized by writers working in the Shona…

Shona Section Opens with Tendai Huchu’s “MaBlack Boots”

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We have started accepting submissions in Shona, and our first story is “MaBlack Boots” by Tendai Huchu, author of the novel The Hairdresser of Harare (Weaver Press/Freight Books). Tendai Huchu was born in 1982 in Bindura, Zimbabwe. He attended Churchill High School in Harare and from there went to the University of Zimbabwe to study a degree in Mining Engineering.…

NoViolet Bulawayo Gets Resounding Welcome in Bulawayo

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‘We Need New Names’ Launch a Success Report by Philani Amadeus Nyoni BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: A crowd of over three hundred people thronged the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo on Tuesday evening to welcome NoViolet Bulawayo  and her history- making novel to both the book’s and author’s hometown. The novel has sent shockwaves across the global landscape and received a resounding welcome…

Two Nigerian Poets in Conversation

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Award-winning writer/poet Uche Peter Umez, whose poetry has been featured in Munyori, interviews fellow Nigerian writer/poet Uzor Maxim Uzoatu. Uzor Maxim Uzoatu started out as a rural peasant theatre director before venturing into journalism. He was the 1989 Distinguished Visitor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario, Canada and was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in…

New Short Story from Naomi Benaron

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Naomi Benaron, award-winning author of Running the Rift, described by Barbara Kingsolver as “truly fearless…ambitious, beautiful,[and] unapologetically passionate”, returns to Munyori Journal with a new fiction offering, “The Weight of Grace”. While its action occurs in Tucson, Arizona, the story recalls fragments of a Rwandese past set in the backdrop of the 1994 genocide. Benaron renders this story with…

“Stories Come from People and Communities,” NoViolet Bulawayo

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Tinashe Muchuri reports on the Harare Launch of “We Need New Names” Stories come from people and communities, said NoViolet Bulawayo at the Zimbabwe launch of her debut novel “We Need New Names”, which took place at the British Council offices in Harare. The launch was attended by over 100 people, who included writers, book reviewers, family members, high school and…