Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

Tendai Mangena

 

Forthcoming.

Synopsis

This book addresses the ways in which writers deploy the trope of contested criminality to expose Zimbabwe's socially and politically oppressive cultures in a wide range of novels and short stories published in English between 1994 and 2016. Some of the most influential authors that are examined in this book are Yvonne Vera, Petina Gappah, NoViolet Bulawayo, Brian Chikwava, Christopher Mlalazi, Tendai Huchu and Virginia Phiri.

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Author

Tendai Mangena is currently a post-colonial studies fellow at the University of Bremen.