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Rutendo Tavengerwei

Rutendo Tavengerwei

  • 5 stars across 2 books
Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei lived and studied in Zimbabwe until the age of eighteen, when she moved to South Africa to study Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has just completed a Masters at the World Trade Institute, and is now working at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Rutendo has always loved to write and received tutorials from her father from the age of nine. HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING is her debut novel.

Rutendo says, 'When I wrote Hope I wanted to tell a story with a message. A story that doesn't underplay how hard life can be, but also doesn't underestimate how hope can inspire the will to go on. Most of all, I wanted to share a story about my home, Zimbabwe. I hope that as you read it, you'll get angry, you'll laugh, you'll get shocked and perhaps even cry at times. But I hope you remember through all that emotion that hope is our only wing!'
3rd May 2018

Hope is our Only Wing

Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. A novel set in Zimbabwe about hope - and its power to heal a family, a frie... MoreHope is our Only Wing

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