A Casualty of Power

A Casualty of Power

A Casualty of Power
Extracts
  • "In A Casualty of Power, Mukuka Chipanta explores, in an honest and unapologetic way, subjects that societies often prefer to keep buried. This is a pacy, emotive and enjoyable novel that will keep the reader engaged until the last page." - Ellen Banda-Aaku, Penguin Prize Winning Author for African Writing

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Contributor Picks
  • A Casualty of Power is set in Chipanta’s home country Zambia, between 2005 and 2012, and portrays a country in moral decay: corruption, greed, torture and treason rule over society. And, as in many other postcolonial African novels, it is especially ordinary people who suffer from these conditions. Therefore, the novel may leave the reader rather pessimistic, but it is a very gripping and well written story.

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Reviews
  • Read Stephanie Lämmert’s review of the Zambian writer Mukuka Chipanta’s recently published debut novel A Casualty of Power, a story about the Chinese-Zambian relations in the Zambian copper industry.

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