Review: “Where to Now?: Short Stories from Zimbabwe” edited by Jane Morris

by writereaderly

jane morris ed. where to nowAn anthology of contemporary Zimbabwean fiction which offers slices of life of Zimbabweans at home and as migrants in the UK and South Africa. Well written, most informative, I’m glad I read it – no matter how terrible some of the scenes of daily life were, what with backyard abortions, family-sponsored rapes, murders, theft and pillage of prosperous farms. Recommended.

Where it came from: Library
Time and manner of reading:
Bed and waiting reads
Where it went: Home
Best line of the book:
Reminds me of/that: Shopping for sadza meal in the Cuernavaca market
Who I’d recommend it to:
Cultural explorers
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass; Returning the Gift edited by Joseph Bruchac; Moments of Desire edited by Susan Hawthorne and Jenny Pausacker