Synopsis

Junctions is Daniel Mandishona’s second collection of short stories, following White Gods Black Demons (Weaver Press, 2009). Again, he quarries the richness and variety of Zimbabwean lives to deliver characters and narratives spanning the social spectrum: political ambition and violence; beggars on city streets; family disputes at funerals; rural journeys peppered with mishaps; corrupt policemen and born-again prophets; bus accidents, and township tailors. But if his subjects reect grim realities, Mandishona’s treatment of his characters is achieved with a wonderful sardonic irony, capacious enough to give even the worst offenders a large humanity.

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Author

Daniel Mandishona is an architect. He was born in Harare and grew up in Mbare (then known as Harari township).