The Blood Stains
The stories in this collection cover a period of three and a half decades and address various challenges and themes that face a person growing and ageing in Africa. They traverse the binaries of rural and urban, young and old, poor and rich, physical and metaphysical, and so forth of every generation. The source of these plots and subplots, conflicts, characters, and themes herein are a people’s tales, lives, fantasies, and personal dreams of the author. The stories raise voices of all forms that resonate either in triumph or disillusionment. One needs to read them to identify, love, loathe or dismiss the banal worries of characters from all walks of life. The element of hope sings along like a bird; however, dark the clouds transpire.
Alfred Nyagaka Nyamwange was born in Kisii County. He is a teacher by profession and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature. He promotes language, literature, and culture-related aspects as depicted in his anthology; THE WOMAN CALLED ANGEL and novels like THE BLOOD STAINS, SUNLIGHT ON A BROKEN COLUMN, and a children’s story, THE SMELL OF NEW SHOES. He has also contributed to various poetry anthologies such as Kistretch 7th Edition, SHACKLES OF PAIN, including Chapters and articles to acclaimed books and journals.
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