We Are The Water People

by Troy Onyango

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We Are The Water People


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Michele
(2 months ago)
10 Jan, 2023
From critically acclaimed author Troy Onyango comes a dark, suspenseful tale of spirits bearing witness to a crime that rocks an island community, based in the Luo legend of the water people.

When fishermen on Nam Lolwe (commonly known as Lake Victoria) return with the body of a young boy found inside the sack, a close-knit island is thrown into mourning, and they all suspect foul play in the death of the child. But who could have committed such a terrible crime, and why? To discover the truth, the islanders must rely on the water spirits beneath the lake’s surface—the only souls who serve as witnesses to the vile act.

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Kenya flag Kenya
Language: EN
Genre: Cultural Folklore Magical realism Mystery Short story
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

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