About Petina Gappah
PETINA GAPPAH is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly (2009) was short-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award.
A: Mr Blackadder, you’re the only voter in this rotten borough?
B: That’s right.
A: How long have you lived here?
B: Since Wed morning.
A: 1 voter. 16 472 votes. A slight anomaly?
B: Not really. My votes are simply a reflection of how much I believe in the candidate’s policies. https://t.co/JkRJ7quHpn
Have just had a blistering discussion with my 17 year-old historian about land policies of Ho Chi Minh and Diem, and US attitudes to land reform. We ended up discussing Truman’s containment and roll-back policies and the Vietnam War as a proxy war. A lovely end to a bleak week.
What a swell idea! One of the reasons SB was such a great diplomat is that he was surrounded by exceptional diplomats as his Brains Trust, vanamazvikokota! Watching SB in meetings with, inter alia Ambassador Manzou, Ambassador Comberbatch & Ambassador Chipaziwa was a masterclass https://t.co/fDKUd8T7wY