Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and her debut novel House of Stone
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This week’s quiz: On 25August, I asked you a question which required you to listen to Laura Angela Bagnetto’s program “Africa: Stories in the 55”, in which she talked to Zimbabwean author Novuyo Rosa Tshuma about her debut novel “House of Stone”. The novel examines the effects of the ethnic cleansing massacre in Zimbabwe in the 1980’s, which took place in Ndebeleland. It is called the Gukurahundi massacre.
In the program, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma tells Laura Angela about how she started her research – by asking family members what they remembered. And that was your question: you were to write in with how Tshuma’s relatives responded to her questions about what they saw and how they felt during the Gukurahundi massacre.
The answer is: Both Tshuma’s mother and uncle, who both lived through it, became upset, emotional, and refused to answer. Tshuma’s mother eventually became angry.
The winners are: Selva Raj from Tamilnadu in India, Mohammad Akhsan from Dhaka, Bangladesh and Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany – all RFI Listeners Club members – and Hans Verner Lollike from Hedehusene, Denmark and Kamal Uddin from Murshidabad, India.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Vivaldi: the third movement of Spring, from the concerto “The Four Seasons”, performed by Itzhak Perlman, violinist and conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “Along the Sanaga River”, written and performed by Manuel Wandji.
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