Virtually Yours # 23 Sue Nyathi

A series of online discussions - Virtual Gatherings - with the award-winning author Zukiswa Wanner exploring contemporary African Literature with authors.

Sue Nyathi © @ Shawn Gregory Sue Nyathi @ Shawn Gregory
Sukoluhle “Sue” Nyathi was born, bred and educated in Bulawayo, and now resides in South Africa. She describes herself as an investment analyst by profession and a writer by passion. She has a career spanning over 15 years in the financial services sector which fate retired her from in 2018 so she could pursue writing full time. This has led her to not only focusing on fiction writing but screen writing too.
Sue is the author of three published novels: The Polygamist (2012) The Gold Diggers (2018) and A Family Affair (2020) She recently edited an anthology titled: When Secrets Become Stories, Women Speak Out(2021) which is a compilation of nonfiction essays with a gender based violence theme.

Cover: An Angel's Demise © @ Pan Macmillan an Angel's Demise @ Pan Macmillan
An Angel’s Demise is an epic saga that explores a contested legacy and the heartrending destiny of a family. The year is 1977 and the story begins on a farm in Somabhula with the birth of Angel.
The farm is run by Paul Williams, an outwardly harsh and bigoted man who holds the livelihoods of many in his hands. When Angel’s parents join the liberation struggle, she is left in the care of her grandmothers, who have been in service to the Williams family for generations.
Angel grows up on the farm over three momentous decades that see a convoluted past and inheritance unfold into an equally complicated present. Through her, we see a woman’s quest to unearth her identity and assert her independence. In the process of self-discovery, Angel realises that sometimes you need to be uprooted before you can grow.
An Angel’s Demise, Sue Nyathi’s fourth novel, is a gripping tale infused with spirituality. It recounts an explosive story of love, war, bloody massacre and betrayal that encompasses a harrowing history, the cruel caprice of politics, gender-based violence and what happens when ordinary people get caught up in lies.

If you missed the live-session, you can watch the recordings here>  Virtually Yours #23.