written by Basil Diki
In The Hangman’s Shadow
When a correlation emerges between a prophecy and a police investigation, and a kidnapper maintains his presence at a crime scene, a woman dreads the passage of time. She cannot understand why a man set an innocent teenager on fire and kidnapped her son. The kidnapped boy’s father knows when two warring hangmen stand on the same scaffold, one must bow to the other or die. Into the fray comes a game ranger, an ex-decathlete expert at tracking man-eating crocodiles. However, a Senator twice his age counting her fertility days desperately wants him in bed. She isn’t aware her sweetheart is in the belly of a world no criminologist can understand. As mayhem takes centre-stage in a community suffering the brunt of a veiled matrix of calamities, is the ranger further bait, a weapon or a sacrificial ram between crouching outlaws?
|Dimensions||229 x 152 mm|
|Publisher||Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon|
“Basil Diki is another engaging and energetic novelist and playwright that should be added to the interesting list of Zimbabwean literary artists.”
Sentinel Literary Quarterly