Books Petina Gappah Books by Petina Gappah Petina Gappah has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Petina Gappah Brandon Chew/NPR Author Interviews Sentenced To Death For Murder, A Woman Tells Her Story From 'Memory' March 1, 2016 In Petina Gappah's new novel, an albino Zimbabwean woman named Memory is charged with murdering her adoptive father. She narrates the tale from inside a maximum security prison in Harare. Sentenced To Death For Murder, A Woman Tells Her Story From 'Memory' Listen · 7:16 7:16 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/467259286/468674039" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'An Elegy For Easterly: Stories' December 18, 2009 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. Best Books Of 2009 The Best Debut Fiction Of 2009 December 18, 2009 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.