The Hour of Death in Harare

Stephen Atalebe



The Hour of death in Harare follows the story of a Zimbabwean agent in Prague who discovers a plot to assassinate his president. The Hour of Death in Harare is ostensibly a political intrigue thriller. However, with its clever use of juxtaposition and characterization, it addresses some quintessential human moral quandaries, i.e., is murder ever justifiable? Along those same lines – is it ever justifiable to depose a current ruler through assassination? Particularly when the orders to do so come out of a ‘first world country’ and the country in question is a ‘third world country’?


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Stephen Atalebe is a writer from Ghana.