Nairobi Heat

Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Melville (Random, dist.), $14.95 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-935554-64-6
The discovery of the body of an attractive young blonde woman on the Madison, Wis., doorstep of Joshua Hakizimana, popularly known as the "black Schindler" for his courageous life-saving efforts during the Rwandan genocide, propels Ngugi's improbable first novel. When the high-profile police inquiry stalls without an ID of the victim, who was strangled, African-American detective Ishmael flies to Nairobi in response to an anonymous caller who tells him the truth behind the killing lies there. At the airport, Ishmael is met by his Kenyan counterpart, David Odhiambo, and soon the two are struggling to survive multiple gun battles. Ngugi (Hurling Words at Consciousness, a poetry collection), who was born in the U.S. but raised in Kenya, provides an engaging insider's view of the cultural divide between Americans and Africans, but some gaps in logic—such as no one in the U.S. recognizing the murder victim—may bother mystery fans. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 05/30/2011
Release date: 09/01/2011
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