Tale of Tamari

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Weaver Press, 2004 - Fiction - 68 pages
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Tamari is fourteen. Her parents have died and she lives with her brother, Kuda, in their home where the rooms have been let to lodgers. Her Uncle Banda supposedly keeps an eye on them, but is more concerned about how much money he can make from the tenants. The Tale of Tamari is not a sad or didactic story, but one which delights us with its freshness and its empathy, besides giving us a richly varied slice of life in Zimbabwe today as orphans make their way into a future.

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2004)

Shimmer Chinodya was born in Gweru in 1957 and was educated at Goromonzi High School and the University of Zimbabwe, where he studied literature and education. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, USA, in 1985, a year after he had attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University. He is the author of several books including Harvest of Thorns, for which he won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1990. His short story "Can We Talk," included in Can We Talk and Other Stories, was shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing in 2000. Other works by Shimmer Chinodya: Dew in the Morning (1982) (Available in the AWS in 2001) Farai's Girls (1984) Child of War (published under the name of B. Chirasha) (1985). Chinodya has worked extensively as a curriculm developer, materials designer, editor and screen writer. He has been awarded various fellowships abroad and from 1995 to 1997 was the Distinguished Visiting Professor in creative writing at St. Lawrence University, New York. He lives with his wife and family in Harare.

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