The Havoc of Choice

Long-held captive by her father’s shadow of corruption, Kavata has spent her life suffocated by political machinations. When her husband decides to run in the next election these shadows threaten to consume her home. Unable to bear this darkness come with a plus to escape.

As her family falls apart so too does the country. In the wake of Kenya‘s post-election turmoil, Kavata and her family must find their way back to each other across a landscape of nationwide confusion desperation and heart-rending loss.

Koinange explores the long reach and effects of colonisation and corruption within the context of a singular household and the disparate experiences of class and clan they encapsulate.



Wanjiru will plant one tree for every copy (print or digital) of her novel sold in bid to offset this publication’s carbon footprint. 

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My name is Wanjiru. I am a writer, restorer of libraries and entrepreneur from Nairobi Kenya. Welcome to my small slice of the internet where all my stuff lives. I am glad you are here.

On this site you will find an archive of everything I have published; information about my work with Book Bunk, Bunk, Books and the Africa Centre. 

You can also pre-order or purchase my debut novel The Havoc of Choice (2019) as well as The Ghost Eater and other stories which features my work. Write me a letter, via my contact page – i’d be thrilled to read from you. 

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