Peter Kimani is an award-winning Kenyan author and journalist. He works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. His latest novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

Writing in the Times, critic Fiametta Rocco remarked: “I grew up in Kenya, and I have never read a novel about my own country that’s so funny, so perceptive, so subversive and so sly.”,..Read more

dance of the jakaranda

Dance of the Jakaranda is an epic tale that re-imagines the rise and fall of colonialism in Kenya at the turn of the last century ..Read more


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12.00pm-1:00pm Miami Book Fair[spaces:0]

Laleh Khadivi’s timely coming-of-age novel, A Good Country, tracks the progression of a fourteen-year-old son of Iranian immigrants from straight-A student, to happy-go-lucky stoner, to religious radical. Set across a backdrop of refugee migration that spans Africa, America and Australia, Harriet Levin Milan‘s How Fast Can You Run is the inspiring story of Michael Majok Kuch and his journey to find his mother. Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Peter Kimani‘s Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation.​​  

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