AN ACT OF DEFIANCE

: Sabatini (I.)

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330pp., paperback, London, 2020

 

A novel set in Harare in 2000. about the relationship between Gabrielle, a newly-qualified lawyer fighting for justice for a young girl, and Ben, a junior diplomat, attached to Harare with the American embassy.

"A searing, delightful gem of a book. In prose that delights and informs, Sabatini’s characters soar, gifting us with all that is tender and brutal and beautiful and honest. "Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, author of House of Stone

"Raw, moving and utterly compelling. Sabatini has written an incisive and unflinching novel". Tendai Huchu, author of The Hairdresser of Harare

Irene Sabatini grew up in Zimbabwe and now divides her time between New York, Geneva and Bulawayo. She is the author of Peace and Conflict and The Boy Next Door: a novel (winner of the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers).