Nairobi Heat

Mukoma Wa Ngugi's sizzling thriller follows detective Ishmael Fofona from his usual beat in Madison, Wisconsin -- where a white woman's body has turned up on the doorstep of an African peace activist -- to Kenya, where he searches for answers and finds that the terror of past genocides casts a long shadow. Fofona's quest for the truth turns into an action-packed cross-cultural ride, crackling with detail garnered from the author's experience reporting on the African communities in which this story is set.

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Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.