Zimbawean Author Gets Joint Book Deal

In a posting on her blog, Petina Gappah has announced, and confirmed, the news that she has secured a two-book deal with Faber & Faber in the UK and Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in the US. The first book, An Elegy for Easterly, a story collection, comes out in April 2009 in the UK and … Continue reading Zimbawean Author Gets Joint Book Deal

Writers & their Audience: Dambudzo Marechera

I believe new emerging writers anywhere can learn something about writing from Marechera, so I make it a point that when I am teaching a fiction-writing course, I include the flash story "Night on My Harmonica" on the list of sample writings students should read. I ask students to write personal responses in which they … Continue reading Writers & their Audience: Dambudzo Marechera