Digging Stars


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$27.95  $25.99
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
6.42 X 9.67 X 1.0 inches | 1.07 pounds

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About the Author

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the author of the award-winning novel House of Stone and a professor of fiction at Emerson College. A native of Zimbabwe, she lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


Sumptuous, propulsive, and radiant. Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is unafraid to scale the stars. What a liberating thrill to read this book!--NoViolet Bulawayo, author of Glory
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma's virtuosic, word-drunk sentences cast bridges across the abysses of history and the gaps between the stars. In Digging Stars, she chronicles a family's fractures and a young woman's determination to conquer the terrors of both outer and inner space. This is a brave and moving book.--Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness
Digging Stars is an extraordinarily unique portrait. The real stars of this canny undoing of the hubris of settler futurism are Novuyo Rosa Tshuma's disarmingly brilliant words.--Namwali Serpell, author of The Furrows
An utterly remarkable novel of real ambition and heft by a truly significant young writer.--Chigozie Obioma, author of An Orchestra of Minorities
How to write a deeply felt, vividly imagined page-turner about Afrofuturism, astronomy, and astrobiology? Ask Novuyo Rosa Tshuma. Digging Stars is vital, ambitious, and reaches high as the cosmos that inspire its characters' lives and journeys. Pulsing with energy and mystery, this is a novel you won't soon forget.--Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Tshuma's novel is cerebral yet passionate, a heady stew of science, family drama, and political intrigue.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"