Colours That Blind - Rutendo Tavengerwei (Paperback)

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She is scarred, in more ways than one, but her memory is a treasure trove - and her stories of Zimbabwe's war for independence are a long, long way from the history Tumirai has heard before. From the author of HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING.

Product Details

Barcode
9781471408182
Department
Books
Released
27 Jun 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Rutendo Tavengerwei
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hot Key Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 21mm (198g)

Summary

A breathtaking teen novel set in Zimbabwe about freedom, inter-generational friendships and forgiving the past.

Thirteen-year-old Tumirai lives with his protective big brother, Mkoma in Harare, Zimbabwe. He's the first albino kid ever to have attended his school and constantly feels like an outsider.

When his brother is invited to go travelling for work, Tumirai goes to stay with their grandmother, Ambuya Thandie. She is scarred, in more ways than one, but her memory is a treasure trove - and her stories of Zimbabwe's war for independence are a long, long way from the history Tumirai has heard before.

From the author of HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING.

Classification

General Subject
Juvenile
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Africa
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Africa
BIC Classification 1
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Albinos and albinism - Fiction - Zimbabwe
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei lived and studied in Zimbabwe until the age of eighteen, when she moved to South Africa to study Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has just completed a Masters at the World Trade Institute, and is now working at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING was her debut novel - and THE COLOURS THAT BLIND is her second novel.

Review Quotes

Tragedy, hatred and atrocity are shown with unflinching directness, but Tavengerwei's second novel is also an eloquent plea for acceptance and reconciliation. -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian *