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An Elegy for Easterly
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0571246931, Paperback)Petina Gappah is the voice of Zimbabwe. In this astonishingly powerful debut collection, she dissects with real poignancy the lives of people caught up in a situation over which they have no control, as they deal with spiralling inflation, power cuts and financial hardship - a way of life under Mugabe's regime - and cope with issues common to all people everywhere; failed promises, disappointments and unfulfilled dreams. Compelling, unflinching and tender, "An Elegy for Easterly" is a defining book, and a stunning portrait of a country in chaotic meltdown.
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A debut collection by a Zimbabwean international trade lawyer is set in a world under the regime of Robert Mugabe where privilege and corruption shape the boundaries of everyday life, sharing the stories of such characters as a childless woman in a township filled with youngsters, a coffin-maker who finds unexpected riches, and a politician's widow who is keenly aware that her husband's grave is empty.
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