The Cockroach Dance

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HM Books, Aug 2, 2013 - Kenyan fiction (English) - 198 pages
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THE COCKROACH DANCE Dusman Gonzaga shares a squalid apartment with misery and cockroaches. The old building belongs to a wealthy slumlord with a heart of stone and Dusman's neighbours include garbage collectors, street hawkers, criminals, wise men and mad men and numerous faceless ones. Dusman attempts to organise them to boycott paying rent, in order to force the landlord to lower rents, but finds himself standing alone. Then he hatches an unscrupulous plot so devious his neighbours can't back out of the imminent confrontation. 'Meja Mwangi spins a fascinating tale of one man's revolt against exploitation'. The Daily Nation

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MEJA MWANGI, the acclaimed author of "Going Down River Road" "The Cockroach Dance" and "Kill Me Quick," is an eclectic writer whose fascination with stories has created such varied works as "Bush Doctor," "Crossroads," "Carcase for Hounds," "Rafiki" and "Christmas Without Tusker" among others.

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