Saturday, January 9, 2010

Olley Tsino Maruma dies

Today, Sunday 10 January 2010, The Sunday Mail has reported that Olley Maruma, the author of the novel, 'Coming Home' has died! He died on Thursday 7 January 2010 after a short illness. It means that Maruma died exactly as I uploaded the review of his book here! I didn't know that he had died. Only yesterday I wrote him an email asking him to read the review! Mourners are gathered at the same Avondale West address indicated in my last post. May Olley Maruma's soul rest in peace.


  1. This is sad news. My condolences to his family. I used to follow Olley Maruma's articles in the Sunday Mail (or was it in the Herald on Saturdays?) and I bumped into him, from time to time, when at Herald House or at one reception or the other in Harare.

  2. I didn't know him, but this sounds sad.

  3. I got to know it this morning in the office as I flipped through The Sunday Mail and for a moment, I found it unbelievable. It's very sad news and what a loss to the arts community in Zimbabwe. May his soul rest in peace.