Petina Gappah

Photograph by Henry Oliver Hakulandaba

About The Author

Petina Gappah is an award-winning and widely translated Zimbabwean writer. She is the author of two novels, Out of Darkness, Shining Light, The Book of Memory, and two short story collections, Rotten Row and An Elegy for Easterly. Her work has also been published in, among others, The New YorkerDer Spiegel, The Financial Times, and the Africa Report. For many years, Petina worked as an international trade lawyer at the highest levels of diplomacy in Geneva where she advised more than seventy developing countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America on trade law and policy.  Petina has also been a DAAD Writing Fellow in Berlin, an Open Society Fellow and a Livingstone Scholar at Cambridge University.  She has law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University in Austria, and the University of Zimbabwe. She currently lives in Harare.

Appearances

SEP 16
7:00 PM
in person
CENTER FOR FICTION
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
SEP 17
7:00 PM
in person
POLITICS AND PROSE
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
SEP 18
in person
HARVARD BOOKSTORE
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
SEP 21
7:00 PM
in person
ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
SEP 22
4:00 PM
in person
BOOKSMITH
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
SEP 23
7:00 PM
in person
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Books by Petina Gappah