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The Uncertainty of Hope

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The Uncertainty of Hope is set in the densely populated suburb of Mbare, Harare, and explores the complex lives of Onai Moyo, a market woman and mother of three children and her best friend, Katy Nguni, a vendor and black-market currency dealer.
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The Uncertainty of Hopeis set in the densely populated suburb of Mbare, Harare, and explores the complex lives of Onai Moyo – a market woman and mother of three children – and her best friend, Katy Nguni – a vendor and black-market currency dealer. The novel gives an insight into the challenges faced by a wide cross section of Zimbabwe, where life expectancy has dropped to 37, possibly the lowest in the world. The stories of these two close friends are situated in a high-density suburb. However, the author, Valerie Tagwira also introduces the reader to a much wider cross-section of Zimbabwean society: Tom Sibanda, a young business man and farmer, his girlfriend, Faith, a university student, Tom's sister Emily, a health professional, and Mawaya, the ostensible beggar.

With depth and sensitivity, Tagwira pulls these many threads into a densely woven novel that provides us with some of the many faces of contemporary Zimbabwe.

About the Author
Valerie Tagwira is a Zimbabwean medical doctor and an author. Currently she is working in London while preparing for her membership exam for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Valerie Tagwira
ISBN: 9781770095410
d-PDF ISBN:  9781431400409
Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 376pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008-01-01