Gritty short story collection endowed with cultural richness and global relevance spanning both England and Zimbabwe.
Powerful exploration of identity politics in post-Brexit Britain.
Inside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short Stories
In his fourth literary offering, Andrew Chatora gives us eleven stories written in a wide range of settings and painting the lives of Zimbabweans from different walks of life. From the impenetrable Harare prison to the working class Mutare and its domain of shebeen queens to suburban Harare and a politically charged United Kingdom in a post Brexit world, Chatora takes the reader on a grand tour of outrage. Notwithstanding the shifts in scene and setting, these stories have one pervasive theme in common – they capture the suffocation and desperation of Zimbabwe and her Diaspora and fully describe the precariousness of living in environments that are increasingly hostile.
"Inside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short Stories" transcends the grass is never greener perspective with a nuanced interrogation of the socio-political realities of its characters. Chatora fashions a diverse cast of characters whose complexities and eccentricities evoke the utmost in us.
Estimated Ship Date: January 9th, 2024
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