By Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
From a wide ranging new voice, a singular a few splintered relatives in Kenya—a tale of energy and deceit, unrequited love, survival and sacrifice.
Odidi Oganda, working for his existence, is gunned down within the streets of Nairobi. His grief-stricken sister, Ajany, simply lower back from Brazil, and their father convey his physique again to their crumbling domestic within the Kenyan drylands, looking a few convenience and peace. however the homicide has stirred stories lengthy left untouched and unleashed a chain of unforeseen occasions: Odidi and Ajany’s mercurial mom flees in a healthy of rage; a tender Englishman arrives on the Ogandas’ condominium, looking his lacking father; a hardened policeman who has borne witness to unspeakable acts reopens a chilly case; and an all-seeing dealer with a murky id plots an late revenge. In scenes stretching from the violent upheaval of latest Kenya again via a surprising political assassination in 1969 and the Mau Mau uprisings opposed to British colonial rule within the Fifties, we come to profit the secrets and techniques held through this parched panorama, buried deep in the shared earlier of the family members and of a conflicted country.
Here is a spellbinding novel a couple of brother and sister who've misplaced their means; approximately how myths come to cross, heritage is written, and warfare stains us perpetually.
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Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor