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by Mukoma wa Ngugi
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coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 8 years ago
Hard-boiled noir, flat affect reminiscent of Jim Thompson. Not sure how to take the casual violence; can't quite decide if the women are real characters are just symbols.
The Tipsybibliophile
The Tipsybibliophile rated it 8 years ago
I REALLY wished I would have liked this book better.It had so many elements that could have made it awesome. But the characters just did not live up to the lives and times they were supposed to be leading.The Rwandan genocide, trauma, African diaspora in the US, racism, East Africa, NGOs in Africa, ...
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it 8 years ago
Fast-paced and loosely constructed, but with an engaging and interesting plot, Nairobi Heat follows police detective Ishmael as he investigates the murder of a young white woman who holds mysterious ties to Kenya. As an African-American visiting the continent for the first time, Ishmael's journey t...
Jude's World
Jude's World rated it 8 years ago
What could have been a decent, if unexciting murder mystery.....rapidly turned into a well written thriller. Set mainly in Nairobi, Kenya....we find our protagonist Ishmael, a Detective from Madison, Wisconsin (!), on the case of a young white woman...Identity Unknown....whose body was found on the...
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