‘If you want to know a country, read its writers. The reality of life in Zimbabwe, a country that has lost its way, is brilliantly conveyed.’ Guardian on An Elegy for Easterly
Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in Zimbabwe to explore the causes and effects of crime, and to meditate on the nature of justice. Her latest short story collection, Rotten Row, represents a leap in artistry and achievement from An Elegy for Easterly, which won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award. With compassion and humour, Petina Gappah paints portraits of lives aching for meaning to produce a moving and universal tableau.