Rotten Row by Petina Gappah
20 Nov 2016
In her accomplished new story collection, Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in Zimbabwe to explore the causes and effects of crime, and to meditate on the nature of justice.
Rotten Row represents a leap in artistry and achievement from the award-winning author of An Elegy for Easterly and The Book of Memory.
With compassion and humour, Gappah paints portraits of lives aching for meaning to produce a moving and universal tableau.
About the author
Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her short story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Prize in 2009.