The Leper Compound
By Paula Nangle
(Bellevue Literary Press, Paperback, 9781934137062, 192pp.)
Publication Date: January 2008
The psychic geography of conflict in southern Africa is revealed in this arrestingly imaginative first novel.
Paula Nangle was raised by missionaries in the US and southern Africa and directly witnessed the transition of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. She is a practicing psychiatric nurse and an advocate for patient's rights. An MFA in creative writing graduate of Western Michigan University, she has published fiction in a number of literary magazines. This is her first novel.