Harvill Secker signs Zimbabwean debut

<p>Random House imprint Harvill Secker has bought <em>The Cry of the Go-Away Bird</em>, a d&eacute;but novel by Zimbabwean writer&mdash;and former bookseller&mdash;Andrea Eames. </p><p>The publisher acquired world English rights from Vivien Green at Sheil Land. </p><p>The novel is based on the author&#39;s experiences growing up in a white farming family in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s. It will be published in hardback in February 2011 and as a paperback by Vintage in 2012.&nbsp; </p>