Mia picked an interesting country for May & I think the choice of books reflects this. We found many "Zimbabwean" books which were written about the country, but not by someone born there. Or books like the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency which are immensely popular & written by someone born in Zimbabwe, but take place in another African country instead. However, we're quite pleased by the literature, memoirs, short stories & historical fiction included in the list of books for you to vote on along with a book of essays kindly suggested by book club member, Ivor Watkins. All of the books are written by authors born in Zimbabwe, living a good portion of their life in Zimbabwe & about Zimbabwe. (Ok, now "Zimbabwe" sounds strange to me since I've written it more times in this article than I've probably said it in my entire life.)
It's all up to you now:
1. Review the books.
2. Vote by ranking each book in order from most want to read to least want to read.
Voting ends on Thurs., 4/20. We'll publish the anonymous results afterwards so you can get the Zimbabwean book ahead of time.