T5 interview with Wanjiru Koinange

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What you need to know:

  • I think my book holds up a mirror to our lives at a very specific, tragic, and monumental moment in our history and attempts to display as many perspectives of that moment as possible.

  • The setting for this exploration just happens to be political one, but if you removed the election and replaced it with the pandemic - the story would still hold.

1.Your book, The Havoc of Choice, took you eight years to write. What was the process like? 
The process changed a lot over those eight years. It started with a lot of reading because I had so many questions about the 2007/2008 post-election violence. For the first six to eight months all I did was read everything I could find about that period. When I was done with the research, I still had questions, and that’s why I wrote the book.


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