The New York Times Reviews Tendai Huchu 's Book titled ‘The Hairdresser of Harare’

Tendai Huchu, Image: Bob McDevitt
Novelist Tendai Huchu was born in 1982 in Bindura, Zimbabwe. He attended Churchill High School in Harare and from there went to the University of Zimbabwe to study a degree in Mining Engineering. He dropped out in the middle of the first semester, found work briefly in a casino and from there drifted from one job to the next. Four years later he returned to university and is now a podiatrist living in Edinburgh.

The Hairdresser of Harare 2nd edition (October 12, 2010) is published by Weaver Press.

American publishing has embraced a vibrant chorus of voices from the African continent — Adichie, NoViolet Bulawayo and Chigozie Obioma among others. To which we can now add one more, Tendai Huchu, whose debut novel, “The Hairdresser of Harare,” while uneven, provides a fresh and moving account of contemporary Zimbabwe.

Read The New York Times The Hairdresser of Harare review here

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