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- DescriptionA sensitive exploration of the concepts of identity, family, and home grounded in a rich, intricately detailed depiction of the immigrant experience of the global African diaspora. -Kirkus ReviewsThe Hairdresser of Harare, which the New York Times Book Review called a fresh and moving account of contemporary Zimbabwe, anunced Tendai Huchu as a shrewd and funny social commentator. In The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician, Huchu expands his focus from Zimbabwe to the lives of expatriates in Edinburgh, Scotland. The vel follows three Zimbabwean men as they struggle to find places for themselves in Scotland. As he wanders Edinburgh with his Walkman on a constant loop of the music of home, the Magistrate?-?a former judge, w a health aide?-?tries to find meaning in new memories. The depressed and quixotic Maestro?-?gone AWOL from his job stocking shelves at a grocery store?-?escapes into books. And the youthful Mathematician enjoys a carefree and hedonistic graduate school life, until he can longer igre the struggles of his fellow expatriates. In this vel of ideas, Huchu deploys satire to thoughtful end in what is quickly becoming his signature mode. Shying from neither the political r the personal, he creates a humorous but increasingly somber picture of love, loss, belonging, and politics in the Zimbabwean diaspora.
- Author BiographyTendai Huchu's work has been translated into German, French, Spanish, and Italian. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Interzone, Wasafiri, and elsewhere. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.
- Author(s)Tendai Huchu
- PublisherOhio University Press
- Date of Publication15/02/2016
- Series TitleModern African Writing Series
- Place of PublicationOhio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOhio University Press
- Weight399 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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