Petina Gappah, born 1971, is a Zimbabwean lawyer and author who writes in English. She studied law at the University of Zimbabwe, University of Cambridge and achieved her doctorate at Graz University. She works as a lawyer and journalist in Geneva. In 2009 Gappah published An Elegy for Easterly, a volume of short stories that was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and received the Guardian First Book Award.
Participant of the European Literature Days 2016 and 2020.