WATCH: Nana Nkweti in Conversation with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
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Pulling from mystery, horror, myth, and graphic novels, Nana Nkweti’s Walking on Cowrie Shells showcases the complexity and vibrance of characters whose lives span Cameroonian and American cultures. Nkeweti is joined in conversation by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, award-winning author of House of Stone.
Nana Nkweti is a Caine Prize finalist and alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has garnered fellowships from MacDowell, Kimbilio, Ucross, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, among others. She is a professor of English at the University of Alabama.
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, winner of the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a fiction editor at the Bare Life Review, a journal of refugee and immigrant literature based in San Francisco. A native of Zimbabwe, she has lived in South Africa and the US and has been invited to give public lectures at Oxford University and the Nordic Africa Institute.