Book Review: Who Will Catch Us as We Fall

Nairobi’s dirty linen is literally aired in public in Who Will Catch Us as We Fall. PHOTO | GAELLE MARCEL | UNSPLASH

What you need to know:

  • The affair between Leena and Michael is reminiscent of “My Bukusu Darling”, a love story that grabbed the attention of the Kenyan nation in 2014 when an Asian woman defied her parents and strict traditions because her love for a poor Bukusu man, even moving into his home in Webuye.
  • The tension between Leena and Michael carries on throughout the book and represents the tension of the nation as well from the nineties through to 2007 in the time of post-election violence.

Title: Who Will Catch Us as We Fall

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