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Tendai Huchu



Huchu was born in 1982 in Bindura,
Zimbabwe. He attended Churchill High
School in Harare and attended the
University of Zimbabwe. He is the author of
The Hairdresser of Harare, (Weaver Press) He is
now a Podiatrist and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Tendai Huchu





In African Writing:


  Bad Hair Day  11 (Fiction)


Tuesday was the first day of September and I went to work with my spirits high. The cramped commuter bus and the abusive conductor did nothing to dampen my spirits. There was a light drizzle, as if the rain was teasing the earth. I passed several banks with long winding queues, feeling lucky that I was paid in cash and so never had to endure the soul-destroying hours waiting in line for your own money.


(- an excerpt from Hairdresser of Harare, Weaver Press)







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