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Unbury Our Dead With Song

Author :  Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Product Details

  • Country Kenya
  • Publisher Jahazi Press, Nairobi, Kenya
  • ISBN9781911115984
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info256p.;
  • Product Weight320 gms.
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Unbury our Dead With Song is a novel about four talented Ethiopian musicians – The Diva, The Corporal, the Taliban Man and Miriam, who are competing to see who can sing the best Tizita (popularly referred to as Ethiopian blues). Taking place in an illegal boxing hall in Nairobi, Kenya, the competition is covered by a US educated Kenyan journalist, John Thandi Manfredi, who writes for a popular tabloid, The National Inquisitor. He follows the musicians back to Ethiopia in order to learn more about the Tizita and their lives. As he learns more about the Tizita and the multiple meanings of beauty, he uncovers that behind each of the musicians, there are layered lives and secrets. Ultimately, the novel is a love letter to African music, beauty and imagination.

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