06/21/2012 7:00 pm
06/21/2012 8:45 pm
Writing through the dark… surrendering to the story that wants to be told": A reading and discussion with Novuyo Masakhane.
House of Jewels: A Novel in progress. House of Jewels is a love story between two souls. It is the telling of Novuyo’s relationship with her Aunt Canis`spirit and the impact her restless soul has had on Novuyo life. As a child she heard bits and pieces of my aunt's story that always began with her murder in the Fall of 1955. Her death appeared in several news papers across the country and in many cases it became front page news.
This is a novel about both my family's history and an
Dancer, writer, writing coach, filmmaker, inspirational teacher... Novuyo Masakhane, born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Southern California, has worked as a professional artist for over 20 years. Novuyo was raised in the African American sacred and secular dance traditions and began performing at the age of three. She currently teaches writing classes for aspiring writers in Austin and also weekly classes in African Fusion Dance. Novuyo says she is a weaver of many gifts, each one supporting the other.