About this book
A shocking, powerful and acclaimed first novel, about life as a refugee. 'Chikwava's great skills are his humour and his ability to create a powerful and original voice' Arminatta Forna, "Guardian"
When he lands in Harare North, our unnamed protagonist carries nothing but a cardboard suitcase full of memories and a longing to be reunited with his childhood friend, Shingi. He ends up in Shingi's Brixton squat where the inhabitants function at various levels of desperation.