The hotly-anticipated second novel by Petina Gappah follows the epic journey of Dr Livingstone's corpse through nineteenth-century Africa.
Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean writer with law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and the University of Zimbabwe. Her short fiction and essays have been published in eight countries. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian First Book Award in 2009. Her first novel, The Book of Memory, was published in 2015, and was longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.
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