Nairobi Noir

Nairobi Noir

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Nairobi Noir brings together some of Kenya’s most exciting and acclaimed writers, in this celebration of noir writing, played out on the streets of Nairobi.   “Although the range of issues explored in Nairobi Noir is as diverse as its contributors, it all gestures toward a common theme. In this concrete jungle, the hunters and herders live on. As do the hunted...”-  Peter Kimani, introduction Featuring brand new stories from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Stanley Gazemba, Ngumi Kibera, Peter Kimani, Winfred Kiunga, Kinyanjui Kombani, Caroline Mose, Kevin Mwachiro, Wanjikũ wa Ngũgĩ, Faith Oneya, Makena Onjerika, Troy Onyango, J.E. Sibi-Okumu, and Rasna Warah.

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About the Author
Peter Kimani

Peter Kimani is a leading Kenyan journalist and author of, most recently,Dance of the Jakaranda, aNew YorkTimesNotable Book of the Year. Thenovel was nominated for theHurston/Wright Legacy Award in the USand long-listed for the inaugural Big BookAwards in the UK. He has taught atAmherst College and the University ofHouston and is presently based at AgaKhanUniversity’s Graduate School ofMedia and Communications.

Vintage @bonifacemwangi, the artistic genius...
Boniface Mwangi @bonifacemwangi
It was an honour to provide the book's cover photo. Thank you @KimaniPete for inviting me to be part of #NairobiNoir.

Please join us if you can!! This event is free and open to the public.
Kinyanjui Kombani @KKombani
Your Saturday plan.

Author PETER KIMANI IN CONVERSATION. Nov 9, 2019. EYS Bookshop, Westgate Mall, Ground Floor; from 2:30pm. Entry free.

@JohnSibiOkumu has read the audio-book of DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA & will be reading a few extracts from it here.

Many thanks for reading, Simon Mordue. My next book, Nairobi Noir is out in February 2020 by #akashic. Stay tuned!!
Simon Mordue @EuMordue
Well it took a bit longer than it normally does to finish the next book. But the flight back from Mombasa did the trick! And what a recommendation “Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani” was. A fantastic tale and thanks for the tip! Can’t wait for the next @KimaniPete book!
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