Emily Barroso was born in Zimbabwe. Following the culmination of the Rhodesia/Zimbabwe war, the family moved to South Africa in 1980. This move profoundly affected her and it was partly this sense of dislocation that inspired After the Rains. Emily lived in South Africa from 1985-1986, and then moved to London where she has lived ever since. Until April 2009, Emily taught Creative Writing and Art in a therapeutic capacity to ex-offenders and those with a history of addiction or mental health issues. Emily has written for open democracy online magazine on Zimbabwe and Burma and was a recipient of Jerwood/Arvon Young Writersâ Apprenticeship in 2004/5. She is married and has two children.
After the Rains is now widely available through Troubador's online store and through most online distributors. The book depository ship free to SA, NZ, AU and many other countries:
NZ and AU readers: fishpond.co.nz and fishpond.com.au do free shipping too
See my entry at Lovewriting, where you can read an extract from After the Rains: http://www.lovewriting.com/book/2837/After-the-Rains-by-Emily-Barroso.html