Author Sue Eckstein worked for VSO for many years in London, Bhutan and the Gambia. Now a lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, she is also working on a PhD in autobiographical fiction at the University of Sussex. Her plays include The Tuesday Group, first performed in London in 2003, as well as Kaffir Lilies, Laura and Old School Ties all for BBC Radio 4. This is her first novel.
Steamy climate and steamy sex in this debut novel set in 1990’s West Africa. The cast of old Empire left-overs, native Africans and people newly drawn to the vibrancy of Africa jostle and compete in this tightly plotted novel that veers between comedy and tragedy. Like for Like ReadingBlack Mischief, Evelyn WaughThe Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene