Faber Et Faber
Moving between the vibrant townships of the poor and the suburbs and country retreats of the rich, The Book of Memory is a compelling, contemporary tale of love, obsession and the cruelty of fate. Memory is an albino woman, languisihing in prison in Harare, Zimbabwe. At nine years old she was adopted by a wealthy man -- a man whose murder she is now convicted of. Facing the death penalty, she tells the story os the chain of events that brought her there. But is everything exactly as she remembers it?
Aims to bring us the resilience and inventiveness of the people who struggle to live under Robert Mugabe's regime whilst also battling issues common to people everywhere: failed promises, unfulfilled dreams and the yearning for something to anchor them to life.