African Success - Back to the homepage RSS | TWITTER | VERSION FRANCAISE VERSION FRANCAISE    
Presentation Database of successful African personalities Honorary members Offshoot africans Shout Videos

Biography of Petina GAPPAH

Zimbabwe > Literature : Petina GAPPAH

Click on a picture to enlarge

Biography :

Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer and a voice of Zimbabwe. She  studied law at the Universities of Zimbabwe, Craz in Austria and Cambridge. Her short fiction is featured in two anthologies, Laughing Now and Women Writing Zimbabwe, both published in 2008 by Weaver Press, Zimbabwe. In 2007, she came second in a SADC-wide short story contest judged by J.M. Coetzee. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her son Kush, where she works as a lawyer for the ACWL, an organisation that advises developing countries on international trade law. Her debut novel An Elegy for Easterly ,  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.



Information kindly provided by The african books collective -

PO Box 721
Oxford OX1 9EN

TEL/FAX +44 (0) 1869 349110 


Internet site :

Last update : 11/03/2009

Update this page

Name :
Advanced research

Art Business Fashion Finance Literature Media Music Politics Professionals Science Social Sport
African Success © African Success 2007/2019 - credits - sitemap - contact us RSS African Success on Twitter
Le Club
Log in:

Forgotten passwordRegister at Le Club
New biographies of African personalitiesRSS

This slideshow requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0 (or higher). JavaScript must be enabled.