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An Elegy for Easterly

Petina Gappah

Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

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£3.50
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571351794
Date Published
03.01.2019
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Summary

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

The government has cleaned up Harare for the Queen of England’s visit. ‘The townships are too full of people, they said, gather them up and put them in the places the Queen will not see.’ Four waves of people have settled on Easterly Farm since then, living on the margins in homes that will soon be destroyed.

Among them is Martha Mupengo. She has lost her wits, and gained a pregnancy. Who could be the baby’s father, and what fate awaits mothers and children in this temporary, poverty-stricken town?

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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Petina Gappah is an international lawyer and writer who was born in Kitwe, Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She is the author of An Elegy for Easterly, The Book of Memory and Rotten Row. Her work has shortlisted for, among others, the Orwell Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN America…

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