Dew in the Morning

Shimmer Chinodya


The book is out of print.


Dew in the Morning tells the story of Godi Wamambo, a boy coming of age during the last twenty years of colonial rule in Zimbabwe. Godi's father has decided to move to a part of the country where land shortage has not yet become severe. When the Wamambo family arrives, farmland is plentiful, the forests are rich with wild fruits, and the neighbors in the village seem happy and welcoming. Soon, however, other families move into the area. Land becomes scarce.


[Chinodya's] elegant descriptions paints precise images, and his understated anger and sadness provides a glimpse into the frustrations and betrayal that fuel the political violence in Zimbabwe today. - World Literature Today


Shimmer Chinodya is a prolific Zimbabwean writer who was born in 1957 in Gweru. Most of his novels have been prescribed set books in southern Africa.