Irene Sabatini

IRENE SABATINI spent her childhood in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. After attending the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, she moved to Colombia, where she worked as a teacher. She has a master’s degree in child development from the Institute of Education at University College London. Irene is the author of two previous novels; her debut novel, The Boy Next Door, won the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers. She divides her time between New York, Geneva and Bulawayo. www.irenesabatini.com

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An Act of Defiance

Harare, 2000. Gabrielle, a newly qualified lawyer, has been assigned a rape case, a private prosecution brought by the father of a schoolgirl against a rising star in Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party. The case is political and controversial, and it is one Gabrielle hopes will set a new precedent. Moving in the same Harare social circles […]