Deprived of being heard, people still have a voice. They make it heard in ways that disturb the status quo. This book is an engagement with such voices. Can Deni, Wairi, Yaadi, matatu people, militia people and taxi drivers in Kenya also ask “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” as Nelson Mandela did.
Why do two men wearing bling blings turn into two snakes dancing in Rika’s imagination? The web of corruption is intricate. No-one can lead this night alone. It takes many constellations, each one twinkling in its own radius. Many rays of light dispel darkness. The peoples’ good leadership alone can check politicians’ terrible ways.