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The Colours That Blind


Rutendo Tavengerwei


A breathtaking YA novel set in Zimbabwe about freedom, inter-generational friendships and forgiving the past.

Tumi desperately wants to make the Zimbabwean national swimming team. Only in swimming does he escape the hatred and exclusion that his albinism brings him. But when he has to stay with his grandmother for a while, the trauma of the terrible thing that happened to him comes rushing back.

Can Ambuya reassure Tumi by revealing her own shocking past - a story riddled with racial hatred in war-torn Rhodesia, featuring murder and an illegal love? And what of Tumi's suspicions that she was involved in his nightmare?

From the author of Hope is our only wing.

Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study Law. One of her greatest influences in writing remains her father, who tutored Rutendo from the age of nine, teaching her how to write and how to play around with language when telling a story. According to Rutendo 'writing is more than just story-telling for me. It's a way to protest against injustices, a way to encourage and a way to provoke thought and inspire'. Rutendo currently works and lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Hope is our only wing is her debut novel.

Category:  Young Adult’s Fiction
ISBN:  9781471408182
Publisher:  Hotkey books
On sale:  May 2020
List price:  R190 
Format:  Paperback
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