NDIMA NDIMA, a novel in stories

: Mapepa (T.)

R 325.00
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271pp., paperback, Anthony, 2023


Debut novel set in Zimbabwe.

“Tsitsi Mapepa’s debut nove Ndima Ndima transports readers to Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, in this beautiful, vivid, immersive story of Zuva, a warrior, mother, and wife raising her four daughters in a country thirsty for water, safety and peace. Set against the backdrop of the Chimurenga War, this is a story of courage, loss, resilience, and love. At its center is the mother-daughter relationship between Zuva and her youngest, Nyeredzi, a girl who inherits her mother’s spiritual gift and indomitable spirit.  Part coming-of-age tale and part meditation on the tremendous strength of women, Ndima Ndima is a book that does what I love best about historical fiction. It illuminates a fascinating time and place in history that is new to me while exploring universal themes that feel close to home.” Adele Myers, Tobacco Wives

Tsitsi Mapepa was born in Zimbabwe and lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She studied at Manukau Institute of Technology, where she won the Kairangatira award in the BCA in 2018, before completing her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland in 2020.