Winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Charles Mungoshi is one of Africa’s foremost creative writers – both for adults and children – and a past winner of The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. This new collection of short stories covers a range of characters and settings which portray people whose lives have been challenged by war and its aftermath, by changing cultural values, and by family commitments in a world that has lost its certitude. Relationships and locations are concrete, visual, cinematic. The stories question notions of value and responsibility.