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If you are a fan of An Elegy for Easterly (2009), the stunning debut collection by the Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, you will be delighted to learn that she recently released The Book of Memory.

Set in Zimbabwean prison, the novel is narrated by Memory, or Mnemosyne, a woman who is writing down her life story as part of her appeal against her death sentence.

“Gappah crafts ample suspense . . . the narrative works as a cautionary tale of how superstition and prejudice can shape one’s destiny. The result is a beguiling mystery.” ―Publishers Weekly

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