Zimbabwe: Books – Folklore and Fantasy Combine in Langabi, a Supernatural Historical Epic From Zimbabwe
[The Conversation Africa] In 2023, award-winning Zimbabwean author Christopher Mlalazi published a new book, Langabi: Season of the Beast. He's the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township (2012) and They are Coming (2014). His books grapple with diverse social and political issues in Zimbabwe. As a scholar of African literature, including speculative fiction, I have researched Mlalazi's previous books, especially his depiction of the Gukurahundi Genocide in Zimbabwe. Langabi is