DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Talking Points - by PETER KIMANI

Kimani is a Kenyan nov­el­ist and poet, and this his­tor­i­cal novel moves be­tween phases of his coun­try’s past. Rang­ing from the 19th cen­tury, when a rail­way was be­ing built by the Bri­tish as part of the ‘scram­ble for Africa’, and the era of Kenya’s in­de­pen­dence in the 1960s, Kimani’s writ­ing pro­vides vivid char­ac­ters and plot to im­merse the reader in his world.

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