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Nairobi Heat

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Title: Nairobi Heat
Author: Ngugi, Mukoma Wa
ISBN: 9781935554646
Publisher: Melville House
Published: 2011
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
A cop from Wisconsin pursues a killer through the terrifying slums of Nairobi and the memories of genocide

IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, it's a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana--who saved hundreds of people from the Rwandan genocide--accepts a position at the university to teach about "genocide and testimony." Then a young woman is found murdered on his doorstep.

Local police Detective Ishmael--an African-American in an "extremely white" town--suspects the crime is racially motivated; the Ku Klux Klan still holds rallies there, after all. But then he gets a mysterious phone call: "If you want the truth, you must go to its source. The truth is in the past. Come to Nairobi."

It's the beginning of a journey that will take him to a place still vibrating from the genocide that happened around its borders, where violence is a part of everyday life, where big-oil money rules and where the local cops shoot first and ask questions later--a place, in short, where knowing the truth about history can get you killed.