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The unknown Kenya

I understand this is fiction and, because of that, all details in this book need to be properly fact-checked. But in general, we can assume Wanjiru Koinange is faithful with the essence of what happened in Kenya during the 2007 elections. And this was, before reading it, totally unknown for me. Living in Kenya for the past three years didn't give me the sense of the atrocities that happened here. Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia... have been more in my mind, but not Kenya in this level.

The author details, from a personal and fictional family story, all the turmoil that killed dozens of people and displaced hundreds. She follows an easy timeline, but chooses different characters to push the narrative in a way that catches the attention from the beginning to the end. It's an interesting reading experience, although not outstanding.

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