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An Act of Defiance

Harare, 2000. Gabrielle is a newly-qualified lawyer fighting for justice for a young girl. Ben is an urbane and charismatic junior diplomat, attached to Harare with the American embassy.

With high-level pressure on Gabrielle to drop her case, and Robert Mugabe's youth wing terrorising his political opponents as he tightens his grip on power, they begin a tentative love affair. But when both fall victim to a shocking attack, their lives splinter across continents and their stories diverge, forcing Gabrielle on a painful journey towards self-realisation'Raw, moving and utterly compelling.' - Tendai Huchu, author of The Hairdresser of Harare'An incredible achievement.' - Chika Unigwe, author of On Sister's Street