Writing Updates!

I’ve never really done this, but seeing as I haven’t had the chance to fully promote and talk about the cool stuff that I’ve been writing and doing lately, I thought, why not? So this post will just be some pieces I’ve had published here and there the past couple of months. A wide mixture really; flash…

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Review: The Elephant’s Foot by M. A. Oliver-Semenov

Published this month, The Elephant’s Foot is M. A. Oliver Semenov’s (Mao) “first and maybe final” poetry collection, filled with the vibrancy and poignancy of life. With poems that depict childhood memories of the narrator’s mother, to Skyping family on birthdays and Christmases, it provokes feelings of nostalgia through distance and time. It explores how memories are eternal and…

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I’ve been published!

This was one of my goals to achieve by the end of the year, and as the year comes to an end, I’m feeling pretty pleased to have achieved it. Two of my short pieces have been published in two different anthologies alongside other, brilliant, local, Welsh writers. Many of them are young writers, students, and…

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Originally published on Wales Arts Review:

The Maestro, The Magistrate, and The Mathematician by Tendai Huchu

After the success of his debut, The Hairdresser of Harare (2010), Tendai Huchu’s second novel, The Maestro, The Magistrate and The Mathematician is a cleverly written, multi-layered narrative about the lives of three Zimbabwean men residing in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is set in the early-to-mid 2000s, with its characters following the political unrest in Zimbabwe under the Mugabe Regime, all the while mapping out new lives in Edinburgh.

The chapters alternatively follow each character’s story; three different novellas are interweaved together. The Magistrate, a middle aged, once well-respected man of law, now trying to adjust to a new life in Edinburgh where his qualifications and titles mean little. While his wife has secured a job, the Magistrate remains without one, straining their relationship, all the while trying to come to terms with a teenage daughter growing up in an alien culture.

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