PageTurner:#1Nairobi Heat-Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mukoma Wa Ngugi‘s Nairobi Heat is a gripping page-turner set in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and the first book in the new Cassava Crime series. When a young woman is found dead on the doorstep of a Rwandan professor in Madison, USA, Ishmael Fofona, an African-American detective, is on the case. Following an anonymous tip-off, the detective soon finds himself chasing shadows in the Nairobi underworld where violence is a part of everyday life, money can put you above the law and police shoot first and ask questions later. Partnering with local detective “O” and falling in love with the sultry singer, Muddy, Ishmael comes to quickly learn that in Nairobi, knowing the truth may set you free – if it doesn’t get you killed first.

Cassava Crime stories will uncover the hidden side of cities such as Lagos, Abidjan or Accra the way that Ian Rankin‘s books are studies on Edinburgh, or George Pelecanos‘s stories are deep sociologies of Washington, DC.

According to Tony Kan; this 136-page thriller reads ” like an updated version of Shaft in Africa. A 21st century version where .45 semi automatic weapons have given way to light weight glocks and  the history of racism is amplified with memories of genocide.”

For just N700 you can get your hands on this literary gem from Cassava Republic Press.

Ciao Bellas xoxo

.45 semi automatic weapons have given way to light weight Glocks and where the history of racism is amplified by memories of genocide. Ismael’s trip to Africa of lax rules and casual crimes is at once a journey of discovery and return with unintended consequences because as a character says “Only the traveller knows the road.” – See more at: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/products/nairobi-heat#sthash.hjSRBFUy.dpu
Nairobi Heat reads like Shaft in Africa but this is an updated version, transplanted from the 70s to the 21st century; a time where .45 semi automatic weapons have given way to light weight Glocks and where the history of racism is amplified by memories of genocide. Ismael’s trip to Africa of lax rules and casual crimes is at once a journey of discovery and return with unintended consequences because as a character says “Only the traveller knows the road.”
Mukoma Ngugi’s novel recalls the best of the genre with subtle echoes of Elmore Leonard and James Hadley Chase propelling the fast paced narrative to a fitting and utterly unexpected denouement; one that redefines our concept of heroism

– See more at: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/products/nairobi-heat#sthash.hjSRBFUy.dpuf”Photo Source:http://www.cassavarepublic.biz

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s