Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa region) is one of Zimbabwe's foremost fiction writers. This collection of short stories reveals his development as a writer of passionate questioning integrity.
Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa region) is one of Zimbabwe's foremost fiction writers. The first stories, 'Hoffman Street' and 'The Man who Hanged Himself' capture the bewildered innocence of a child's view of the adult world, where behaviour is often puzzling and contradictory; stories such as 'Going to See Mr .
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone . The charge is desolation. Can we Talk and Other Stories speaks of the unspoken and unsaid.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa region) is one of Zimbabwe's foremost fiction writers. The child who watches but does not understand, the young man who observes but cannot participate, the man who stands outside not sure where his desires and ambitions lead, the older man, estranged by his own choices.
Shimmer Chinodya, winner of the 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize . Books related to Can We Talk and Other Stories. .
Out of 11 stories in this book Can we talk was my most favourite, followed by The Waterfall and Play your cards. 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.
A collection of Zimbabwean stories following the transition from childhood to adult life. Youthful desires for prosperity, love and a purpose in life are undermined as the characters grow up, reflecting the decline in post-independence Zimbabwe. ISBN13:9780435912055. Release Date:April 2001.
In the final story, Can We Talk, cynicism turns . Chinodya has also published several children's books in drama, folklore and poetry under the name of B. Chirasha
In the final story, Can We Talk, cynicism turns to anger at the breakdown of a marriage. SHIMMER CHINODYA was born in Gweru 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. Chirasha. A serialisation of Dew in the Morning has been broadcast on radio.
Published 1998 by Baobab Books in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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Can we talk and other Stories (1998). African Books Collective. Tale of Tamari (2004). Chairman of Fools (2005). ISBN 978-1-77922-058-5. Tindo's Quest, Longman Zimbabwe (Pvt) (January 2011), ISBN 978-1779034922. "Literary Encyclopedia - Shimmer Chinodya". Retrieved 6 September 2016. "Author Bio: Shimmer Chinodya".
Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store. You might be wondering why I haven’t published a novel for so long; since Strife, no Chiwoniso and other Stories. Chiwoniso comes in 2012. I was doing textbooks for SADC. SHIMMER Chinodya (SC) is one of the most prominent writers in Zimbabwe who has mastered the genres of verse and prose. He is equally comfortable with poetry as he is with the short story or novel. EZ: So can we separate Shimmer from Farai? SC: Well I think Shimmer is Farai, Shimmer is Godie, and Shimmer is unnamed. Do you remember ooh it’s a pity you didn’t bring your books, that italicised part in Infidel that’s outrageous.