Peter Kimani brings to life a colourful cast of characters in this mesmerising novel set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Britain.
Peter Kimani is an award-winning Kenyan novelist and journalist. Kimani was one of three international poets to compose and present a poem for Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009. A prominent journalist on Kenya’s national news circuit, Kimani’s work has also appeared in the Guardian, New African and Sky News.
‘This funny, perceptive and ambitious work of historical fiction by a Kenyan poet and novelist explores his country’s colonial past and its legacy.’ New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice
‘A rich tableau of layers and textures. The book has some brilliant moments of vivid and evocative writing.’
‘Kimani illustrates the discordant history of East Indians in Kenya through a fabulously complicated set of intriguing characters and events … Highlighted by its exquisite voice, Kimani’s novel is a standout debut.’
‘Lyrical and powerful … Kimani weaves together a bitter, hurtful past and hopeful present in this rich tale of Kenyan history and culture’