Troubador After the Rains

Released: 01/08/2011

eISBN: 9781848768857

Format: eBook

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After the Rains


After the Rains is an adventurous, dramatic coming of age novel set in post-colonial Rhodesia that parallels the coming of age of fictional Jayne Cameron with that of post-colonial Rhodesia as it morphs into the free Zimbabwe.

This is an intimate novel, told in the first person, of a young, spirited girl. It is set against a vast backdrop of the upheaval and tragedy of an African war, in which a girl battles to make sense of her life during the complexities of her time. The novel has universal appeal with its themes of land, loss, longing and redemption and the ability of the human spirit to overcome great odds.

After the Rains
This is a powerful, gripping read that is ultimately redemptive for Jayne, written by an author whose own early life was affected by similar themes. Emily Barroso has been compared to writers such as Alexandra Fuller (Don’t Let’s Go To the Dogs Tonight).

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Emily Barroso

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 Writers’ Apprenticeship in 2004/5. She is married and has two children.

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