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Our Man in Geneva Wins a Million Euros

A Zimbabwean embassy official in Switzerland wins big, and sets out to claim his prize. With Lucian Msamati.

Our Man in Geneva Wins a Million Euros is the next selected story from An Elegy for Easterly, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah's debut collection and winner of the Guardian First Book Award for 2009.
Today an embassy official posted to Geneva sets out to claim his lottery winnings.

Each of the three stories selected from An Elegy For Easterly are acutely observed, powerful and poignant. They are populated by characters struggling to live in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, who despite the hardships of their everyday lives, are also resilient and imaginative, and not without a wry sense of humour.

Writer: 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.

Reader: Lucian Msamati has been appearing in Clybourne Park in London's West End.

15 minutes

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Sun 17 Nov 2013 21:45