A powerful tale of love and politics in contemporary Nairobi, Who Will Catch Us As We Fall depicts a Kenya on the cusp of change in all its complexity. Through two of the most memorable and remarkable characters in contemporary African fiction, Iman Verjee has penned a moving portrait of a family torn apart by national politics and prejudice, yet still painfully tethered together.
‘A unique, powerful voice in African literature.'
'Assured…striking…the story's message of hope, resilience and redemption is as important as it is timely'.
‘A vibrant picture of a country in turmoil. An unforgettable and ultimately hopeful tale.'
‘An unusually gifted young writer.'
‘An epic story of politics, love and how self-examination can heal wounds cutting deeply in a flailing contemporary community…Verjee's characters are captivating; their personalities come through amid amazing descriptions of a system that profoundly and catastrophically affects both nation and family.'
‘A rich book about life in Nairobi…the narrative explores politics, corruption and tradition in contemporary Nairobi through a sweeping family epic.'