Sue Nyathi
Sue Nyathi
BornSukoluhle Nyathi
  • Author
Known forBeing an author

Sukoluhle "Sue" Nyathi is a Zimbabwean award-winning author.


She became Sue because her 3rd-grade teacher could not pronounce Sukoluhle, which is a Ndebele name that means "beautiful day".[1]


Sue Nyathi was born on 23 June.


She studied finance and investment.


When she was 14, Sue Nyathi wrote a poem titled Crazy Over You which was a teenage love story. Before she published her debut novel, Nyathi said she received a rejection letter and then had success with Logogog, a small independent publisher who believed in her and published her debut novel in 2012 titled The Polygamist.[1] Her second novel The Gold Diggers was published by Pan Macmillan in 2018.[2] Her third novel A Family Affair was also published by Pan Macmillan in 2020.[3]


  • The Polygamist (2012)
  • The Gold Diggers (2018)
  • A Family Affair (2020)


  • Barry Ronge Fiction Prize 2019 & 2021
  • Dublin Lit Award 2020
  • HSS Awards 2021


  1. 1.0 1.1 MEET ... SUE NYATHI, Book Shy Books, Published: September 2012, Retrieved: June 23, 2021
  2. The Portfolio: Sue Nyathi, Mail&Guardian, Published: November 15, 2019, Retrieved: June 23, 2021
  3. 'A Family Affair' by Sue Nyathi, Bulawayo24, Published: November 2, 2020, Retrieved: June 23, 2021