Hardback Dust / Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Granta, 2014
ISBN: 1783781025 9781783781027
Control number 1783781025
Kenya, 2007. Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi. His sister, Ajany, and their father bring his body back home, to a crumbling colonial house in northern Kenya. But the peace they seek is hard to find: the murder has stirred deeply buried memories of colonial violence, of the killing-sprees of the Mau Mau uprising, and the shocking political assassination of Tom Mboya in 1969. When a young Englishman appears, searching for his missing father, another story, of love, or at least a connection begins.