Cockroach Dance

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Dusman Gonzaga lives in a squalid apartment block overrun by poverty and cockroaches. The crumbling building is owned by Tumbo Kubwa, a mindless slum lord with a heart of stone, and occupied by a strange mix of characters; from garbage collectors to hawkers, from conmen to witch doctors, from wise men to mad men. In this crazy world of wild adventures and appalling poverty, Dusman tries to organize the tenants to boycott paying rent in a desperate move to force the landlord to ...
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Dusman Gonzaga lives in a squalid apartment block overrun by poverty and cockroaches. The crumbling building is owned by Tumbo Kubwa, a mindless slum lord with a heart of stone, and occupied by a strange mix of characters; from garbage collectors to hawkers, from conmen to witch doctors, from wise men to mad men. In this crazy world of wild adventures and appalling poverty, Dusman tries to organize the tenants to boycott paying rent in a desperate move to force the landlord to heed their cries.

Dusman, however, finds himself alone against the landlord. Afraid that the landlord will summon the police to evict them as promised, his neighbours beg out of the confrontation, pleading special, personal circumstances. But Dusman hatches a plot so diabolical they cannot chicken out of the fight.

The Cockroach Dance is the story of one man's resistance to intimidation and exploitation by the 'haves' in a world of 'have-nots' and 'faceless ones'.

'Meja Mwangi spins a fascinating tale of one man's revolt against exploitation'. The Daily Nation

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The Daily Nation - Okech Kendo
Every night, Dusman assures his cockroaches that tomorrow will never come. But tomorrow always comes, with madness and furies, and awes and woes, and challenges that last longer than the days.”The Cockroach Dance is the stunning story of one man’s resistance to a system of intimidation and corruption dominated by the ‘haves’ in a society of ‘have-nots’ and numerous ‘faceless ones’. Meja Mwangi spins a fascinating tale of one man’s
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582642768
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/15/1990
  • Pages: 383

Meet the Author

Meja Mwangi began his writing career in the 1970s. When he burst onto the scene with the award-winning Kill Me Quick in 1973, Mwangi was hailed in various quarters as a rising star in the East African literary constellation. Since then, Meja Mwangi has gone on to establish himself as one of the most prolific of Kenyan writers, publishing novels, short stories, children's books and working with a variety of projects in film. Mwangi's works have received awards in Kenya and abroad, they have been translated into six languages, and there are film versions of his novels.
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