Inside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short Stories

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6.04 X 8.81 X 0.45 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Andrew Chatora grew up in the dusty streets of Dangamvura, Mutare, Zimbabwe for which he has an enduring fondness. He acknowledges it is from those formative years he got his inspiration to write, and his humble upbringing engendered his groundedness and affinity for the downtrodden and ordinary folks. Andrew also equally credits his mother for being a great storyteller, who incidentally was the repository of his early story arcs. Chatora has published three novels and is currently working on his fourth novel: Born Here, But Not In My Name. Chatora's work is critically acclaimed for its depiction of migrants and the many challenges they face. He writes well on Black identity, the Black experience and what it means to try and walk straight in a crooked white world. Chatora's third book Harare Voices and Beyond was favourably received globally and selected for a Wayfarer's Intralingo book club nomination.

Chatora writes exceptionally well on Black identity and Black experience and what it means to try and walk straight in a crooked white world.--David Chasumba, (2023) NAMA Prize winner and author of The Mad Man of First Street and Other Short Stories
Inside Harare Alcatraz collection of short stories offers a fine assembly of different tones, voices, and settings, giving a view of a Zimbabwe and her diaspora that is multifaceted.--Tariro Ndoro, (2020) Outstanding Poetry Book Winner - National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Author of Agringada: Like a Gringa, Like a Foreigner
Inside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short Stories successfully shows the decay in Zimbabwean morals and paints the stark picture of desperation that Zimbabwe's citizens and emigrants experience.--Naomi Wheeler
Sensuous and intelligent, insightful, and riveting, Andrew Chatora's debut short story collection confirms the promise he showed in his three novels. This is a beautifully written collection about family, home and what it means living away from home in a world where one is considered as the other.--Sarah Calnan
Inside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short Stories affords Andrew Chatora a further opportunity to tell his story with more urgency than before. Chatora roars into center stage with this charmed confluence of the novella, the essay, the treatise, the short story, and the vignette. Here is a collection to startle you out of your complacency.--Memory Chirere, University of Zimbabwe