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An Act of Defiance

Irene Sabatini



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01 April 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Thriller & suspense; Romance
Harare, 2000. Gabrielle is a newly-qualified lawyer fighting for justice for a young girl. Ben is an urbane and charismatic junior diplomat, attached to Harare with the American embassy. With high-level pressure on Gabrielle to drop her case, and Robert Mugabe's youth wing terrorising his political opponents as he tightens his grip on power, they begin a tentative love affair. But when both fall victim to a shocking attack, their lives splinter across continents and their stories diverge, forcing Gabrielle on a painful journey towards self-realisation 'Raw, moving and utterly compelling.' - Tendai Huchu, author of The Hairdresser of Harare 'An incredible achievement.' - Chika Unigwe, author of On Sister's Street
By:   Irene Sabatini
Imprint:   Indigo
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   328g
ISBN:   9781911648048
ISBN 10:   1911648047
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for An Act of Defiance

Raw, moving and utterly compelling. Sabatini has written an incisive and unflinching novel. --Tendai Huchu, author, The Hairdresser of Harare An incredible achievement. --Chika Unigwe, author, On Black Sisters' Street A wonderfully enjoyable and heartwarming novel with intergenerational appeal. --Bernardine Evaristo, author, Girl, Woman, Other, on Peace and Conflict A brave novel about conscience and trauma, justice and fear, and the struggle to regain strength after the near destruction of the soul. --Helen Benedict, author, Wolf Season

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