Kenyan writer Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor entered the literacy scene with a blaze of glory in 2003 as she won the Caine Prize for African writing. It was for Weight of Whispers a haunting tale of a Rwandan man who was in the upper class of that society who finds himself in Kenya just as the genocide of that country broke out. Anyone who read that work could tell that this was a serious new voice in the African literary landscape.
Unfortunately her first book was not quickly forthcoming as she took a string of jobs in the civil society and corporations with a stint at the Aga Khan University the most recent this blogger can recall.
The good news is that she has finally unveiled her book for the public. The book called Dust is described in its Amazon profile as a novel about a splintered family in Kenya and the struggling nation around it–a story of power and deceit and survival, grief and madness, unrequited love, sacrifice and perseverance.
The new book published by Deckle Edge will be ready to download on your kindle on 28th January 2014 so for the enthusiasts you want to keep that date to get your copy.
Click to check out the new book Dust on Amazon