Live from Prairie Lights: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

October 5, 2019 - 1:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

The Iowa City Book Festival presents Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, who will read from 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 Rosa Tshuma grew up in Zimbabwe and lives in Houston, Texas. Her short story collection, Shadows, won the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize and was longlisted for the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Her writing is included in an anthology of refugee writers, Displaced, which was edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and 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.

The Iowa City Book Festival will take place at various venues in Iowa City and Coralville from Sept, 30 through Oct. 6. For a full schedule of events, visit the Iowa City Book Festival website.