Dark Clouds Hanging & Other Stories

by Thomas Mutonono



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781728385297
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781728385280

About the Book

This collection of short stories is more or less a reflection of the life experiences of the people of Zimbabwe who live in Mbare (formerly Harare)—a high-density suburb where the poor people live. In their own ways, the residents of Mbare always find success and happiness in everyday life. It’s a mystery that no one can understand unless you have lived there. I would like to thank my wife and three children for being patient when I am furiously writing and being grumpy whenever I had a writer’s block. Thank you to all the family and friends for all the support.

About the Author

Thomas A. M. Mutonono was born in Mbare, Formerly Harare before Zimbabwe’s independence. He grew up in Mbare and had his education there. He was interested in reading and writing so much that in 1969 he began to write short stories in Shona, one of the local languages in Zimbabwe and English. Despite a number of rejections from publishers Thomas persisted with his writing culminating in some short stories being published in some magazines in the 1970’s and the Sunday Mail, the local newspaper in the early 1980’s. In 2001 Thomas moved to UK and in 2010 his first book of short stories, A Means to Survive was published by Lion Press Limited. Crossroads is his second book portraying the life of Zimbabweans trying to cope with the reality of life after independence. At present Thomas is working on a book, looking at the peoples’ politics as fiction based on the realities of everyday life.