The following new books, from Tendai Huchu and Ayesha Haruna Attah, are some of the most recent additions to my stack. (Disclosure; these books were sent to me by the writers/publishers)
The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician by Tendai Huchu
“Set mainly in the Scottish capital Edinburgh, The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician introduces us to the three Zimbabweans who each struggle to find a place for themselves far from home and the world they knew. The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music. The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character, sinks out of the real world, preferring novels and fantasy. The Mathematician, a youthful character, follows a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle, until the universes of the three main characters collide.”
Tendai Huchu’s first novel is The Hairdresser of Harare
Saturday’s Shadow by Ayesha Haruna Attah
This is Ayeshia Haruna Attah’s second novel, her first was Harmattan Rain. From the book’s backcover:
“The protagonists of Saturday’s Shadows experience the fine line between sanity and madness as they try to find and hold on to love in the volatile world of 1990s West Africa. After a seventeen-year military dictatorship, a country tries to find its footing while the members of the middle-class Avoka family lurch towards destruction. They live in a politically complex climate, a time so tenuous that the country could easiliy dip back into its military past.”
(Saturday’s Shadows is available for sale in Ghana. Check the bookstores)
That first book sounds really interesting – I can’t tell, is it fantasy?
I’ll look out for Ayesha’s book. 🙂
I’m looking forward to your review of Tendai Huchu’s book. I was looking at that book earlier in the year and it sounded interesting.
I like the sound of Saturdays shadows. It’s available here in UK but very expensive for a paperback.
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I really enjoyed ‘Harmattan Rain’ when I read it a few years back and I really hope ‘Saturday’s Shadow’ will be available here in the US soon.
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