Petina Gappah





Petina Gappah


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Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University, and the University of Zimbabwe. Her short fiction and essays have been published in eight countries. She lives with her son Kush in Geneva, where she works as counsel in an international organisation that provides legal aid on international trade law to developing countries.

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An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

3.80 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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The Book of Memory

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One World: A Global Antholo...

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A Stranger Among Us: Storie...

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"An albino woman on death row at Zimbabwe's Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison writes down her unusual life story in the new novel The Book of Memory." ...More

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“A voice reminds us that the land is ours, it will not be taken from us again; the country will never be a colony again. - ‘Something Nice from London”
Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

“Like the worthless dogs that are his countrymen, my husband believed that his penis was wasted if he was faithful to just one woman. - At the Sound of the Last Post”
Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

“They had become a nation of traders.”
Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

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