Award-winning author Yvonne Vera is one of Zimbabwe’s most acclaimed writers and social critics. The New Yorker calls The Stone Virgins “haunting.” After decades of guerrilla war, Rhodesia finally succeeded in severing the reigns of British colonial rule. But by 1982, the leadership of Robert Mugabe had led the country toward a horrifying outbreak of violence and brutality. The effects of the liberation are still being confronted today.
In Welcome to Zanzibar Road, Mama Jumbo the elephant walks down Zanzibar Road on a hot day in Africa. She decides this is the perfect place for her new home. There are plenty of new friends to meet, and all her neighbors pitch in to help her build her house. But who will she share it with? Maybe Little Chico will come live with her!