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A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to "Writing Africa Today," a lecture by Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah held at the College of the Holy Cross February 15, 2018.

Gappah writes critically about the government, social and criminal justice issues, and human rights work in sub-Saharan Africa. Her collection of short stories called "Elegy for Easterly" was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and won the Guardian First Book Award in 2009. Her second book, a novel, "The Book of Memory" is the fictional story of an imprisoned albino woman on death row, who is hoping for a presidential reprieve. Her most recent book, "Rotten Row," a collection of short stories in modern day Zimbabwe, is an exploration of life in a complex post-independence society.

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bibliography, Petina Gappah, Sub-Saharan Africa, Zimbabwe, social issues


African History | African Languages and Societies | Fiction | Library and Information Science

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Writing Africa Today: Research Materials (Library Resources)