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Rotten Row

Rotten Row

Last 2 in stock
ISBN
9780571324194
Published
07/09/2017
9780571324194
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.
‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects of this mesmerising collection of stories. In these portraits of lives aching for meaning and redemption, Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in contemporary Zimbabwe, to explore the causes and effects of crime and the nature of justice.

It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects of this mesmerising collection of stories. In these portraits of lives aching for meaning and redemption, Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in contemporary Zimbabwe, to explore the causes and effects of crime and the nature of justice.
  • Petina Gappah

    Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Prize in 2009.

“Gappah’s short stories depict contemporary Zimbabwe as a place of both reassuring normality and unnerving extremes. She exposes the venality, criminality and hypocrisy, but always with mordant humour.”
- Rebecca Rose, Financial Times Books of the Year
“Intelligent, witty and incisive.”
- The Times

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