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, she comes 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.


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

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