163pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018
First published in the USA in 2018.
Zimbabwean-born novelist and journalist Panashe Chigumadzi reflects on the 2017 "coup that was not a coup", when Zimbabweans took to the streets in alliance with the military, hoping to remove Robert Mugabe from power. Raised in South Africa, Chigumadzi is the author of the novel "Sweet Medicine", which won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. She is the founding editor of Vanguard magazine and a contributing editor to the Johannesburg Review of Books.
"Chigumadzi's exploration of personal, family and national history reincarnates in stark, vivid images many of those interred in the shadows of her country's 'Big Men'." Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of "Nervous Conditions"
"Chigumadzi successfully nests the intimate charge of her poignant personal story in the seeping historical account and mythology of Zimbabwe." Brian Chikwava, author of "Harare North"