309pp., paperback, Harare, 2020
"This highly anticipated second novel, Trapped, does not disappoint. With a keen eye for detail, Valerie Tagwira has written a heartfelt story that masterfully interweaves tales of hustle and survival. For a window into Zimbabwe today, this is the book to read." Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of In Dependence
"Valerie Tagwira is a writer with her ear to the ground. Trapped is a novel which captures the hope, frustration and despair of young graduates who cannot find work." Isabella Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean feminist activist and writer
Valerie Tagwira's first novel, The Uncertainty of Hope (2006) won the National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding Fiction in 2008. She lives in Harare.