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message 1: by PS, Short Story Reading Chief (new) - rated it 4 stars

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We'll be reading An Elegy for Easterly: Stories by Petina Gappah in May/June 2019.

Petina Gappah's characters may have ordinary hopes and dreams, but they are living in a world where a loaf of bread costs half a million dollars - a country expected to have only four presidents in a hundred years. In this spirited debut, Gappah evokes the resilience and inventiveness of the people who struggle to live under Robert Mugabe's regime whilst also battling issues common to all people everywhere: failed promises, unfulfilled dreams, and the yearning for something to anchor them to life.


message 2: by PS, Short Story Reading Chief (new) - rated it 4 stars

PS | 143 comments Mod
Is anyone planning to read along? I will start reading this weekend.


message 3: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anetq | 762 comments Mod
Yes! I have a Kindle edition and time om my hands :)


message 4: by PS, Short Story Reading Chief (new) - rated it 4 stars

PS | 143 comments Mod
Awesome :) Look forward to discussing the book with you!


message 5: by Wim, French Readings (new) - rated it 4 stars

Wim | 801 comments Mod
Planning to read too, but maybe not able to start right away... I'll catch up with you in the coming weeks.


message 6: by Wim, French Readings (new) - rated it 4 stars

Wim | 801 comments Mod
Just finished the first two stories and I am liking it so far. Who's reading along?


message 7: by Wim, French Readings (new) - rated it 4 stars

Wim | 801 comments Mod
Finished the book yesterday and really enjoyed the short stories. My favorites were The Annex Shuffle, The Maid from Lalapanzi and Midnight at the Hotel California.


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Sue | 82 comments I found my copy and will try to fit it in if I can.


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