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Where to Now: Short Stories from Zimbabwe

Worldreader

Published September 29th 2013
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171 pages
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The writing in this collection, at times dark, at times laced with comedy, is set against the backdrop of Zimbabwes lost decade of rampant inflation, violence, economic collapse and the flight of many of its citizens. Its people are left to ponderMoreThe writing in this collection, at times dark, at times laced with comedy, is set against the backdrop of Zimbabwes lost decade of rampant inflation, violence, economic collapse and the flight of many of its citizens. Its people are left to ponder - where to now?All the voices are Zimbabwean. Even though some speak from the diaspora, their inspiration comes from their homeland and their stories tell of Zimbabwe.In these pages you will meet the prostitute who gets the better of her brothers when they try to marry her off, the wife who is absolved of the charge of adultery, the hero who drowns in a bowser of cheap beer and the poetry slammer who does not get to perform his final poem.The sixteen contributors are: Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Mapfumo Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John Eppel, Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Christopher Mlalazi, Mzana Mthimkhulu, Blessing Musariri, Nyevero Muza, Thabisani Ndlovu, Bryony Rheam, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Sandisile Tshuma.Worldreader presents this e-book in a new series showcasing fiction from Sub-Saharan Africa. Are you a worldreader? Read more about this not-for-profit social enterprise at worldreader.org.