Beth Cochrane

Critic

Scotland

Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awardee, Fiction, 2018. Events & Volunteer Manager, Scottish Poetry Library. Trustee, Wigtown Book Festival.

House of Stone

Date: 07 Jun 2018 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
Tshuma’s debut novel is an astounding tapestry of national, familial and personal histories, woven together in one seamless narrative. Through the skewed lens of protagonist Zamani, the reader is deftly led through the history of Zimbabwe. Accounts of the Rhodesian Bush War and the Gukurahundi are dragged from Mama Agnes and Adeb Mlambo, the mother and father of the family that Zamani so desperately wants to belong to. Zamani’s obsession w ...