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Who Will Catch Us as We Fall by Iman Verjee (Paperback, 2016)

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Who Will Catch Us as We Fall by Iman Verjee

An epic story of love, loss and identity in contemporary Kenya

Haunted by a past that has kept her from Nairobi for over three years, Leena returns home to discover her family unchanged: her father is still a staunch patriot dreaming of a better country; her mother is still an arch traditionalist, unwilling or unable to let go of the past; and her brother, always the rebellious one, spends his days provoking the establishment as a political activist. When Leena meets a local Kikuyu artist whose past is linked to her own, the two begin a secret affair - one that forces Leena to again question her place in a country she once called home.

Interlinked with Leena's story is that of Jeffery: a corrupt policeman burdened with his own angers and regrets, and whose questionable actions have unexpected and catastrophic consequences for those closest to him.

About the Author

Iman Verjee won the 2012 PFD City University Writing Prize for Fiction for her debut novel In Between Dreams (Oneworld, 2014), which she wrote while completing an MA in Creative Writing at City University. She lives in Edmonton, Canada, having emigrated from Nairobi, Kenya, in 2014.


Format: Paperback | 480 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6 x 3.1 | 586g

Publication Date: 24 Aug 2016

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1780749368

ISBN13: 9781780749365


Condition: Acceptable

A book with obvious wear. Has some very minor damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks, but integrity still intact. The bottom corners of the first 80 pages in the book are wrinkled, possibly due to water damage (no staining, just wrinkling), none of which compromises the legibility or understanding of the text. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, very minor creasing, and no missing pages or anything else that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Still a clean, solid, and readable copy.