Bank heists, political satire and Ngugi wa Thiong’o: top 10 books about Kenya
From classics like A Grain of Wheat to a coming of age novel and a servant’s memoir, here are 10 books that explore both modern and historical Kenya
“The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him,” counsels the great African American writer, James Baldwin. In contemplating my society, I looked back to its founding, which led to an assessment of the last days of the British occupation of Kenya and to my novel, Dance of the Jakaranda.As a work of historical fiction, there was the expectation, perh...
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