Effortless Tears

Alexander Kanengoni


The book is out of print.


Alexander Kanengoni's Effortless Tears figuratively walks all over the graves of Zimbabwe, from the tragic contest between Lobengula and Rhodes to the legacy of the even greater and bloodier fratricidal tragedy provoked by Ian Smith's Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965.


Effortless Tears catches the face of Zimbabwe with the pathos and tenderness of fine poetry. The author leaves one at the end with a wistfulness which cries for universal peace, justice, and fellowship. The collection joins the firmament of the best African books of short stories. - Chimalum Nwankwo, World Literature Today


Alexander Kanengoni was a Zimbabwean writer, formally a member of ZANLA, who took part in Zimbabwe's war for independence.