Elnathan’s BOAT No. 3 with Petina Gappah
Every quarter widely praised satirist, author of Born on a Tuesday and Caine Prize finalist Elnathan John leads through an evening of literature. In conversation with his guests from varied literary backgrounds and interests, he explores political and social questions of our times. Fiction, prose, poetry – join us for an astounding perspective on African literature.
Invitation english • Einladung deutsch
with PETINA GAPPAH
Date: Nov 11th, 2017 at 7 pm
Venue: Buchhandlung Moritzplatz im Aufbauhaus, Prinzenstr. 85, 10969 Berlin
Entrance: € 7.-
Petina Gappah, born in 1971 in Zambia, studied Law in Cambridge, Graz and the University of Zimbabwe. From 1999 until 2016, she worked as an international trade lawyer at the WTO and the ACWL in Geneva. In 2009, her first short story collection “An Elegy for Easterly” was published to critical acclaim, followed by her debut novel “The Book of Memory” in 2015. Gappah’s latest work “Rotten Row” is named after a famous and historic street in Harare. In the 20 stories in the collection, the author presents a dazzling portrait of her home city Harare and raises questions about right, wrong and the nature of justice. With the help of unforgettable characters, and with her trademark mix of humour and empathy, the author produces a moving and compassionate kaleidoscope of human frailty.