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Who Will Catch Us As We Fall

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall
  • Author(s): Iman Verjee
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1995-2007

Growing up in the Nairobi of the 90s, a seething boiling pot of racial tension and conflicting cultural taboos, Leena and Jai are raised to believe in a Kenya full of possibility and potential. But as they come of...

Black Star Nairobi

Black Star Nairobi
  • Author(s): Mukoma Wa Ngugi
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When a bomb explodes in a downtown Nairobi hotel, private detectives Ishmael and Odhiambo quickly make the connection to a murder case they’re investigating. It’s the first big break for their new detective agency, Black Star, formed after they...

Hell’s Gate

Hell’s Gate
  • Author(s): Richard Crompton
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

It must have been someone’s idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, almost impossible to dismiss. So where had they sent...

Nairobi Heat

Nairobi Heat
  • Author(s): Mukoma Wa Ngugi
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s big news when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana – famous for saving hundreds of people from Rwandan genocide – accepts a position at the University in Madison, Wisconsin. Then a young girl is found murdered on his doorstep....

The Honey Guide

The Honey Guide
  • Author(s): Richard Crompton
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Meet Mollel, a former Maasai warrior whose beloved wife died in the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi. Mollel has been assigned to the investigation of the brutal murder of a local prostitute. Despite the resistance of his...

Africa My Passion

Africa My Passion
  • Author(s): Corinne Hofmann
  • Location(s): Nairobi, Namibia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

In a compelling personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the...

One Day I Will Write About This Place

One Day I Will Write About This Place
  • Author(s): Binyavanga Wainaina
  • Location(s): Kenya, Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him.This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle...

The Girl and the Sunbird

The Girl and the Sunbird
  • Author(s): Rebecca Stonehill
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1903 and 1953

A haunting, heartbreaking and unforgettable novel of a woman married to a man she can never love, and drawn to another who will capture her heart forever… When eighteen year old Iris Johnson is forced to choose between marrying...

Unforced Rhythms

Unforced Rhythms
  • Author(s): M D Wigg Jay Heyes
  • Location(s): Nairobi, Melbourne, Surrey, Tanzania
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Book two of the comedy series about the progress of Curates Chris Duncan, Ellie, Ravi and youth worker Mike who are largely going their separate ways geographically in book two. The Archdeacon’s (A.D) eldest daughter Eve is to spend...

White Mischief

White Mischief
  • Author(s): James Fox
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Historical, Biography
  • Era(s): 1940s

Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021