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Detective Ishmael Forfona and O Return in Killing Sahara by Mukoma wa Ngugi

Killing SaharaMũkoma wa Ngũgĩ’s Nairobi Heat was heralded as “the work of a genius craftsman and wordsmith” by New Africa Magazine.

In Killing Sahara we once again join Ishmael Forfona – the world-weary US detective – and O – his irrepressible Kenyan counterpart – as they set up their sleuthing business together in Nairobi.

It promises to be a hell of a ride.

About the author

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ was born in Illinois but raised in Kenya. His poetry and fiction has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing and his columns have appeared in the Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, Chimurenga, Los Angeles Times, South African Labour Bulletin and Business Daily Africa.

He has been a guest on Democracy Now, Al Jazeera and the BBC World Service and his essays have appeared in World Literature Review, Black Commentator, Progressive Magazine and Radical History Review. His short stories have been published in Wasafiri, African Writing, Kenyon Review and St. Petersburg Review and his poems in the New York Quarterly, Mythium, Brick Magazine, Kwani?, and Tin House Magazine amongst others.

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