An autobiographical coming-of-age story set in Zimbabwe during a time of political turmoil by a talented new author.
Lizz Kuiper spent her formative years in Harare, Zimbabwe before emigrating to Perth with her mother. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in politics and philosophy. Writing stories that depict life in Zimbabwe is cathartic, providing a way for Lizz to reflect upon her childhood and the country she still holds close in her heart. An early extract of Little Stones was longlisted for the Richell prize, received the Express Media prize for best fiction piece, and was published in Award Winning Australian Writing (2015).
'Elizabeth Kuiper is a wonderfully perceptive and observant writer. In this story of a Zimbabwean childhood, she subtly captures the complexity of political and family turmoil through the eyes of a young girl. An exciting new voice.' Emily Bitto, author of The Strays'Little Stones is a compelling debut with a heartfelt, distinctive voice. Hannah is sharp and feisty, wise and funny, and shows a new way of seeing the world and this complex part of history.' Laura Elvery, author of Trick of the Light'Clearly carved from raw experience, this is a powerful elegy to youth in a place where the only thing worse than staying is leaving.' Aidan Hartley