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An elegy for easterly

stories

by Petina Gappah

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Published by Faber and Faber in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short stories, Zimbabwean (English),
  • Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Petina Gappah.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9390.9.G37 E44 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22685260M
    ISBN 100865479062
    ISBN 109780865479067
    LC Control Number2008049219

      Petina Gappah, author of An Elegy for Easterly, is a Zimbabwean writer whose work has appeared in Prospect, A Public Space, Per Contra, and The Zimbabwe Times, and on the website of Granta. She holds law degrees from the University of Cambridge, the University of Graz, and the University of Zimbabwe, and works in Geneva as an international 4/5(13).   Buy a cheap copy of An Elegy for Easterly: Stories book by Petina Gappah. A woman in a township in Zimbabwe is surrounded by throngs of dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his new job making coffins at No Free shipping over $/5(5). Search for "An Elegy For Easterly" Books in the Search Form now, Download or Read Books for FREE, just by Creating an Account to enter our library. More than 1 Million Books in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobook formats. Hourly Update.


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Inspired by her life in Harare, Zimbabwe, Petina Gappah blends fiction with headline events to examine everyday life under the cataclysmic regime of Robert Mugabe.

The title story, An Elegy for Easterly, demonstrates Gappah's skill at bringing together the universal (adultery, madness, a woman desperate for children) with the specific (a Zimbabwean township threatened with destruction; the economic woes of its inhabitants): "The winter of the birth of Martha's child was a winter of broken promises.

An Elegy for Easterly. Petina Gappah. Published by: Faber. A woman in a township in Zimbabwe is surrounded by throngs of dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his job making coffins at No Matter Funeral Parlour brings unexpected riches; a politician’s widow quietly stands by at her husband’s funeral watching his colleagues bury an empty coffin.

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Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, this is an unforgettable collection of powerful stories by a stunning young voice from Zimbabwe. Petina Gappah's characters may have ordinary hopes and dreams, but they are living in a world where a loaf of bread costs half a million dollars - a country expected to have only four presidents in a hundred years.

In this spirited debut. Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Prize in Pages:   An Elegy for Easterly is a book of short stories and it is an uneven book.

Some of the stories are superb--masterful, controlled, eminently entertaining. Others seem to have lost their sense of purpose and it is at times difficult to make out what the author was trying to get at.

All of the stories have a very highly refined sense of place that. Gappah’s first book, the short-story collection “An Elegy for Easterly” (), was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize and was a finalist. Book: An Elegy for Easterly Author: Petina Gappah Publisher: Faber and Faber Year of publication: Number of pages: Genre: Short story collection We suffered a bit in the s when the Kenyan shilling was devalued by 30% at one go in and we suffered the worst inflation in our history.“In An Elegy for Easterly, Petina Gappah has written a vital and honest collection of stories that vividly capture the surreal personal tragedies of twenty-first-century Zimbabweans through a rich palette of wry, dark, and intimate voices.”/5(13).

Petina Gappah is a skilled writer whose well-received collection of stories, “An Elegy for Easterly,” and her debut novel, “The Book of Memory,” deal with the destruction of innocent lives Author: Caryl Phillips.