Tendai Huchu

Critic

Zimbabwe

Tendai Huchu’s first novel The Hairdresser of Harare was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into several languages. Between projects, he translates fiction between the Shona and English languages. His last novel is The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician.

Lagos Noir

Date: 05 Jun 2018 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
Lagos: city of myth. A sprawling megalopolis, home to 21 million souls and 21 million stories. Contemporary Nigerian fiction returns often to the city as a place for inspiration, but genre crime remains the best lens for interrogating urban locales. The crime writer is attracted to the underbelly, places far from the tourist trail, the sewers and gutters, the kinds of characters never mentioned in polite society. I have written elsewhere about th ...