As a young, accomplished writer, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma uses the power of stories to elevate the ignored and erased and her creative writing has inspired bravery and inclusion. Meet our Bellagio Center youth resident.
— Rockefeller Foundation


In 2017, Novuyo was awarded a prestigious Bellagio Arts and Literary Arts Residency Award for her work on House of Stone, making her one of the youngest recipients of the award

 She was among a cohort of 14 leading artists, academics and practitioners invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to their Bellagio Villa by Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy to work on her novel project as well as advance action and knowledge supporting Youth as Agents of Transformative Change. “The Bellagio Center Residency Program brings together a range of expertise and perspectives, and it is exciting to be supporting such an exceptional cohort of residents around this important topic,” said Claudia Juech, associate vice president and managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation. More on the Rockefeller Foundation site here.

 Read the Rockefeller Foundation article that highlights some of the emerging insights from the residency on the power of youth connections to drive a new, more global activism HERE.