340pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2016) 2017
A collection of short stories set in contemporary Zimbabwe that explore the causes and effects of crime and the nature of justice. ‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare.
“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
Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. She is the author of Book of Memory, Out of the Darkness, Shining Light and the short story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, which won the 2009 Guardian First Book Prize.