Stellar storytelling — 2 years ago
Her eye doesn’t miss a thing and what she describes of the ravages of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is at once piercing and memorable. The journalistic impulse reigns and we are treated to a portrait of a country in distress and people making the best of things amongst inflation, corruption and worse. Humour, irony and cynicism are displayed in equal measure. Consider her brand of stellar storytelling as the future of African literature – if only real life were not so bleak.