FOCUS ON ... Sue Nyathi
Sue Nyathi, author of the debut novel, The Polygamist, is someone to keep an eye on in the future. Publisher.co.za, Africa's leading independent-publishing bookstore, is proud to make this title available. Read more about Sue Nyathi right here. Better still, purchase her book and gain an insider's view into the world of modern polygamy as you delve into the lives of Jonasi Gomora and the four women who love him.
Becoming Sue happened because my 3rd grade teacher failed to pronounce my full name, Sukoluhle. This is a Ndebele name, which means “Beautiful Day”. I guess it must have been for my parents when I made my debut into this world 34 years ago. My love affair with books began at a young age. I loved to read and books transported me beyond the borders of Bulawayo which is where I grew up with my three other siblings.
As I grew older, my passion for reading eventually translated itself into a desire to write. In high school I gained popularity through my books which were circulated like a rental DVD. All my classmates figured I would become a bestselling author but as life had it I ended up studying finance and investment in University. Nonetheless this did not diminish my first love for writing. Even though I worked in the financial markets I would nurture my writing after hours. The economic demise of Zimbabwe forced me to seek opportunities in the diaspora. Incidentally it is in Johannesburg where the doors to the world of publishing were opened to me.
Writing for me is pure escapism especially from an arduous role as a consultant in an economic development and strategic planning firm. When I’m not chasing deadlines I love to let my locks down and relax. For me this means being in the company of family and friends, enjoying good food and good wine with a generous helping of love and laughter. Of course there has to be good music playing in the background. Certain songs narrate the episodes in my life. Right now I feel like right there on the ocean and my ship has finally come.
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