Title: Striving for the Wind
Author: Meja Mwangi
My GR rate: 4/5
The Haves and Have Not is depicted clearly. Baba Pesa the richest man in Kambi village downsizes the poor and bends the law for his desires. ‘Money speaks’ is his slogan as he lures those in authority by buying them beer. I’ve never hated a character as much as I did to this one.
Baru, the poor man suffers immensely been Pesa’s neighbour as he refuses to sell his land to him. This propels the book into humour, misery, love, hatred as Kambi village tries to thrive in its slumber where all seems to be lost.
My favourite part had to be the ability of the people to come up with appropriate nicknames that each resonated with the characters.
The downsize, too many grammatical errors.