Nairobi Heat

Nairobi Heat

Book - 2011
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It's big news when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana - famous for saving hundreds of people from Rwandan genocide - accepts a position at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. Then a young girl is found murdered on his doorstep. For local police detective Ishmael, an African American in a white town, it seems like the kind of crime that happens in an area where the Ku Klux Klan still holds rallies. But then he gets a mysterious phone call relaying that the truth is in Nairobi. The call starts a journey through the slums of Nairobi, where oil money rules.
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, 2011
ISBN: 9781935554646
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MUKOMA 2011
Characteristics: 204 pages ; 21 cm


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PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

The horror of the Rwandan genocide is the backstory for this fast-paced novel set in contemporary Nairobi. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series.

Jul 07, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this! It's a police procedural set in both Kenya and Madison, WI. I've had some contact with Africa and the plot is believable.

Mar 15, 2012

This book was an average attempt at a first fiction novel by Mukoma, but many part of the plot were unbelievable. Also, I really think he needed to figure out his characters and their personalities better and getter a MUCH better editor.


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