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Victims of each other: stories by Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah

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Therese Alice Sanne

The collection of short stories An Elegy for Easterly tells the story of Zimbabwe today: poor people's daily struggle to survive, AIDS, the very rich minority, emigration. But it's also, says award-winning author Petina Gappah, about Zimbabweans who "are not only victims of Mugabe, but who are also quite good at victimising one another". An Elegy for Easterly won the Guardian First Book Award last December. It's just been published in French.