Teddington is a man on the make and, after inadvertently delivering a busload of opposition politicians to Harare’s chief psychiatric facility, he is rewarded with a farm by top war veteran Hitler Jesus. Not far away at The William Westward Children’s Home, the director and his ginger-haired sidekick struggle to feed and clothe the multitude of orphans until they chance upon, of all things, a moth exporting business.
When Teddington’s farm can no longer support his spiralling ambitions, he turns his attentions to the well-run and now prosperous orphanage. Enter bogus goblin-catcher and con-man extraordinaire Cuthbert Kambazuma. Does he have the power to keep Teddington and the Green Bombers at bay, or will the orphanage fall into their rapacious hands?
Chris Wadman has written a novel of startling originality. In the best tradition of political satire, he combines humour and tragedy, and introduces a cast of characters that run riot across the near lunacy of the Zimbabwean landscape.