Novuyo Rosa Tshuma


Novuyo is the author of the novel House of Stone (2018) and the short story collection Shadows (2013). Her novel won the  Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place and the Bulawayo Arts Award for Outstanding Fiction, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize - all in 2019 alone.

What you can't miss:

Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a sweeping epic that spans the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity, but built on forgetting.


The New York Times

The Guardian

In this collection, a novella and five short stories, Novuyo sketches the realities of daily life in Zimbabwe and the peculiar intricacies of being a foreigner in Johannesburg - acurately, vivid and tragically beautiful.


The South African


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