The Havoc of Choice

by Wanjiru Koinange

Long held captive by her father’s shadow of corruption, Kavata has spent her life suffocated by political machinations. When her husband decides to run in the next election, these shadows threaten to consume her home. Unable to bear this darkness, Kavata plots to escape. As her family falls apart, so too does her country. In the wake of Kenya‘s post-election turmoil, Kavata and her family must find their way back to each other across a landscape of nation-wide confusion, desperation, and heart-rending loss.

Koinange explores the long reach and effects of colonization and corruption within the context of a singular household and the disparate experiences of class and clan they encapsulate.

"The Havoc of Choice is a delicate and deeply personal attempt to understand the root of this spontaneous yet organized conflict and to figure out what healing looks like for the people of Kenya" - Champaca Bookstore Library & Cafe

"An intricate story of corruption, betrayal, love, and loss. Tension-filled and moving" - Yewande Omotoso

The Havoc of Choice is published by Bunk Books

ISBN: 9789966822000 SKU: 2030301007037
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Janet reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

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The Havoc of Choice

Devastatingly beautiful book this is. 100% recommend.

Kabi Mungai reviewed on 13 Apr 2021

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Insightful read!

This here is a gem, such a beautiful book. Her way of portraying the different perspectives in the story is so beautifully layered, one can't put it down. It's continuous, it makes sense, it builds and then comes together. Showing the true meaning of 'The Havoc of Choice'. She tells of such a painful time in Kenya in the most descriptive, eye-opening way. I must admit that I lived through it, but while reading the novel, I felt like a foreigner. The novel brings to life the circumstance, the people and highlights a variety of issues, some still being faced in Kenya. More than that, she writes with such insight and depth, just having a way with words and characters. As if she lived through each of them. I would recommend it over and over again. I just wish there was more!

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