Shadows

Shadows A gripping novella by one of Southern Africa s rising stars of literature Novuyo Rosa Tshuma s Shadows is set in the ghettos of Bulawayo and Johannesburg

  • Title: Shadows
  • Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
  • ISBN: 9780957142015
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • A gripping novella by one of Southern Africa s rising stars of literature, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma s Shadows is set in the ghettos of Bulawayo and Johannesburg.

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    1. I really enjoyed reading this book. It provides some really important perspectives on immigration and the stigma Zimbabweans face when entering into South Africa. It made me challenge my own ideas on immigration and look for similarities between South Africa and the United States. This book also highlights important aspects of treatment by police and the torture and confusion some people endure because of political problems. This book is a must read if you are interested in immigration or the mo [...]

    2. Novuyo Rosa Tshuma reminds you in Shadows to be sensitive to the everyday lived experiences of the people of Zimbabwe. Some parts are hilarious and others are tragic. This novella is important because without accounts like these, the every day experiences of Zimbabweans are erased from memory through self/ state censorship.

    3. - The township is like a loud woman who follows you everywhere, staggering with a Castle Lager in hand, she will not let you alone. - - From my pocket I retrieve the Eversharp pen I always carry, the pen my friends say holds my dreams. I turn the receipt over and begin to scribble. I should have told you at the beginning: words flow from me like shit running from buttocks - - Is that the beast you can do for romance? That you love me because I am damaged? How about that you find me beautiful or [...]

    4. Enjoyable book detailing the challenges faced by ordinary everyday Zimbabweans. The stories are told with impressive detail and if anything, they made me feel sorry for the girl child, the sexual assault and abuse that they go through throughout their lives. I had a problem with understanding that the guy in the first story accepted his moms prostitution so easily, the story is well told and takes you on a journey around Bulawayo and all the way to Joburg. All the stories feel well researched an [...]

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