Dance of the Jakaranda (Peter Kimani)

“How could a man leave his own land to tame another’s? Did it not make more sense, and require much less energy, to simply conform and flow with nature?”

“How could a man leave his own land to tame another’s? Did it not make more sense, and require much less energy, to simply conform and flow with nature?”

Kenya / 2017

A mysterious nightclub kiss unravels an important account of Indian railway workers and English leaders in colonial Kenya. Peter Kimani stuns in his American debut. Kimani earned his doctorate in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program in 2014, and is a faculty member at Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi. 

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