: wa Ngugi (W.)

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198pp., hardback, d.w., Calcutta, 2021


Coming-of-age novel set in the fictional country of Victoriana, a place of truthful lies ruled by an Emperor-for-Life who is dying from an illness not officially acknowledged.

Wanjiku Wa Ngugi is a Kenyan writer, who has lived and worked in Eritrea, Zimbabwe and Finland. She is the author of the novel The Fall of Saints and the founder and former director of the Helsinki African Film Festival. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Nairobi Noir, Houston Noir, and St. Petersburg Review, among others. A faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing, she lives in Atlanta, GA.