Live from Prairie Lights: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

7:00 PM

Location: Second floor @ Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop Graduate Novuyo Rosa Tshuma will read from her new novel, House of Stone. “With luminous language, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma explores the treacherous terrain of colonization and decolonization, remembering and forgetting, and love and betrayal. The result is a gripping account of revolution and its aftermath, both for a country and for one man.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen

Novuyo's work has been featured in McSweeney’s and The Displaced, and she is the author of a debut collection, Shadows, which was published to great critical acclaim in 2013 by the South African publisher Kwela. Novuyo serves on the editorial advisory board and is a fiction editor at The Bare Life Review, a journal of refugee and immigrant literature based in San Francisco. She currently lives in Houston, Texas.

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