by Petina Gappah - £8.99 Faber & Faber (2017)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571324194 | ISBN 10: 0571324193
It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.
‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects of this mesmerising collection of stories.
In these portraits of lives aching for meaning and redemption, Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in contemporary Zimbabwe, to explore the causes and effects of crime and the nature of justice.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2017)