The name Garissa brings to my mind tales of atrocity and danger. An attack on an university by bandits from across the border. Death and sand and a scorching sun. A forgotten corner in Kenya. The Somali poet Sadia Hassan has written a poem titled Garissa.
The British author Giles Foden (1967) made himself known to me with his last on the last king of Scotland. A surprising king: Idi Amin, who had a soft spot for bagpipes and kilts. The book centers around a medical doctor who becomes the personal medical doctor of the dictator. In his second novel Giles … Continue reading LADYSMITH