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House of Stone

House of Stone

Author(s): Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Location(s): Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s to present



Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he’s almost part of the family – but almost isn’t quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.

Shortlisted for the Zimbabwean International Women’s Awards

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“Rise O voices of Rhodesia” Young Bukhosi has been captured by the police at the Mthwakazi rally, observed by the lodger of the household, Zamani. Where has he been taken? Will he ever come...

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