Petina Gappah: An Elegy For Easterly
Petina Gappah is an international trade lawyer, of all things, but is also a very good short story writer. Her collection, An Elegy for Easterly is (so far, a few stories in) admirably low key, yet moving and full of interesting looks into Zimbabwean life. I like her work a lot.
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."--Jack Layton