Author: Jack Mapanje

  • Greetings From Grandpa

    Greetings From Grandpa

    Jack Mapanje was imprisoned without trial or charge by Malawi’s dictator Hastings Banda for nearly four years, chronicling his prison experiences with dogged wit in his previous books. In Greetings from Grandpa – his sixth collection – Mapanje is still effervescent, with his wry humour defiantly intact. Some treacherous African tyrants may have been deposed…

  • And Crocodiles Are Hungry At Night

    And Crocodiles Are Hungry At Night

    This book is a powerful contribution to the genre of the prison memoir in Africa. Jack Mapanje represents the moving account of a poet’s imprisonment by the state, the struggle to probe the hidden motives behind his arrest and his attempt to provide an unforgettable record of the architecture of imprisonment, the archeology of oppression…