Varaidzo was one of the six finalists for the 2018 prize which received over 300 entries.
“An intriguing and imaginative portrait of a friendship between two girls on the brink of adulthood and an exploration of identity, sexuality and gender. The collision of reality and folklore delivers an unexpected and thought-provoking story from a striking and contemporary new voice.” - Elise Dillsworth on ‘Bus Stop’
‘Bus Stop’ is currently available to read on the 4th Estate website here.
The Good Immigrant
'A Guide To Being Black' essay in the anthology The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla (September 22, 2016)
WINNER: Books Are My Bag Readers’ Choice Award
NOMINEE: 'Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year' at The British Book Awards
How Obama kick-started black civil rights online (January 2017)
“Except for the afro”: The surprising importance of Pam Grier’s hair (November 19, 2016)
J Hus' 'Common Sense': making millenial anxieties seem sexy (May 16, 2017)
How 2 text ur crush: the influence of technology on your flirting (August 3, 2016)
How Drake gets away with being the biggest beg in music (April 6, 2016)
Having a 'foreign' name in the UK isn't always easy (October 27, 2015)