This is a new Zimbabwean writer who was short-listed for Guardian First Book Prize.  It is a collection of short stories distinguished by a caustic wit…

 “The unofficial wife in the small house had now become the Second First Lady at State House. She wore hats of flying saucer dimensions while cows sacrificed their lives so that she could wear pair upon pair of Ferragamo shoes.

 ‘If only I could’ she said to the nation’s orphans ‘I would really, really adopt you all.’

Jenny Strikland