Chioniso and Other Stories by Shimmer Chinodya

By Shimmer Chinodya

during this new assortment, Chioniso and different tales, we're once more reminded how Shimmer Chinodya mines his event for nuggets. fidgeting with his doppelganger, Godfrey, he appears again on lifestyles in Harare, and in Zimbabwe, over the past decade, exploring it from a familial point of view. How does a father take care of a rebellious daughter or a spouse he perceives as wayward? How does one mediate conventional gender roles? What to do whilst prestige within the type of a automobile undermines the soundness of a wedding? How does one deal with a friendship with a brand new farmer? What ethical compromises are demanded via new wealth and political cronyism? and what's the influence of faith on our lives? Have we turn into extra worrying and compassionate, or does piety offer a masks, to hide greed and ambition, and justify a contempt for the bad? This choice of tales will make you giggle, however it also will problem you to think again what it capacity to be Zimbabwean within the twenty first century.

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