230pp., paperback, Reprint, Harare, (2006) 2014
Winner of a NOMA award for publishing in Africa.
Novel set in Gweru, Zimbabwe. When his adult children fall ill, questions arise for their father, who has tried to be an educated Christian man with faith in education, science and medicine, while their mother, the moon huntress, seeks answers and cures in traditional beliefs and customs.
Shimmer Chinodya was born in Gweru in 1957. His books include Dew in the Morning, Harvest of Thorns (Commonwealth Writers Prize - Africa Region), Can We Talk and other stories, Tale of Tamari, Chairman of Fools and Tindo's Quest. From 1995 to 1997 he was Distinguished Dana Professor in Creative Writing and African Literature at the University of St Lawrence in upstate New York.