About this guide
In celebration of Black History Month 2021, this guide has been guest-curated by author and recent Camosun graduate, N.P. (Nyasha) Katedza. The resources in this guide were selected for their impact and influence on her life and literary practice. Learn more about Nyasha – and her writing – in the biography below.
N.P. Katedza was born into the Rhodesia of the '60s. She spent her formative years in Rhodesia, the United States, and the newly independent Zimbabwe. Katedza completed her MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant) studies at Camosun College in 2020, and attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
A self-proclaimed wanderer, Katedza has lived in four out of the world’s recognized seven continents, and has the other three on her bucket list. Her storytelling reflects this global perspective, with her collection of short stories, Short Stories, Insignificant Lives, speaking to the commonality of human experience.
In Katedza's debut novel, Bound, the collision of two cultures exposes a hidden past in the culmination of a journey from Apartheid South Africa. Her dystopian tale "Another Land" appears in the 2016 Poetry Institute of Canada anthology, In the Wake of the Moon, and her autobiographical poem "Raging Silence" appears in the 2019 anthology Township Girls: The Crossover Generation (Weaver Press).
Katedza's screenplay “The Girls” was a 2019 PAGE Award contender. Her new book of short stories, Another Land: Stories II, was published in late 2020 (Flame Lily Publishing).
Mystery / Suspense