Yvonne Owuor on ‘Dust’

The Kenyan author Yvonne Oduor wrote a brilliant novel on the history of her country of birth. In her novel one of the language is the language of silence. It seems that people tend to think if they keep silent, the obvious presence of an issue will shade away into the darkness and into oblivion. The political and social history of Kenya shows that silence does not work. It makes things worse. 

Yvonne tells in this interview about the way her book has been received.

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor the author of Dust in a candid chat on books, politics, education and lasting friendships and why the language of silence is growing in Kenya. PHOTO | FILE

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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