Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu (born September 28, 1982)[1] is a Zimbabwean author, best known for his novels The Hairdresser of Harare (2010)[2] and The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician (2014).

Tendai Huchu
Tendai Huchu (2019)
Tendai Huchu (2019)
Born (1982-09-28) September 28, 1982 (age 38)
Bindura, Zimbabwe
Alma materUniversity of Zimbabwe
Notable worksThe Hairdresser of Harare (2010),
The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician (2014)

Tendai Huchu's first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His short fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction have appeared in Enkare review, The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Gutter, Interzone, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report and elsewhere. In 2013 he received a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Sacatar Fellowship. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.

He is now a podiatrist in Edinburgh.[3]


  • Tendai Huchu: The Library of the Dead. London. Macmillan, 2021[4]
  • Tendai Huchu: The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. Cardigan, Parthian Books, 2015
  • Tendai Huchu: The Hairdresser of Harare. Oxford, Weaver Press, 2010


  1. ^ "Tendai Huchu — internationales literaturfestival berlin". www.literaturfestival.com. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. ^ "Falling in love with a gay man in Harare". BBC News. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. ^ "African Books Collective: Tendai Huchu". www.africanbookscollective.com. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  4. ^ "Series". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2021-03-07.