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NPR stories about Petina Gappah
Petina Gappah's debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, features this piece, 'The Mupandawana Dancing Champion' about and elderly man who is a coffin maker and a dancer.
Granta editor John Freeman picks the year's top five debuts by fiction writers. The list includes three collections of short stories and two novels. Freeman says the era of the splashy debut might be gone, but these authors demonstrate, despite their short publishing histories, that first-time writers can still make a big impression.