ISBN 9789966464392
Pages 258
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 1994
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Son of Fate

by John Kiriamiti

This novel is by the author of the celebrated My Life in Crime and is his first.

To Son of Fate, life is a grim, long and fruitless struggle for survival after he is released from Kamiti Maximum Prison. He tries his hand at farming, tilling a small piece of land left to him by his grandmother, but rural life proves unappealing to him. Son of Fate, therefore, decides to try his luck in the city. Here he ends up sleeping on the pavements - otherwise known as 'missing line' - when money runs out. Then he starts doing odd jobs: being a watchman, shoe shining, selling fruits and second hand clothes. But everything fails and he constantly finds himself on the wrong side of the law becoming a hunted man once again. This is until the day he rescues a tycoon from the mouth of a python - then comes a glimmer of hope.

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About the Author

John Kiriamiti

John Kiriamiti, a former crook-turned-novelist, wrote My Life in Crime while doing time at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison where he was 'cooling porridge' for a series of bank robberies that rocked 1960s and 1970s Kenya. Kiriamiti is best known as the writer of My Life in Crime and My Life with a Criminal: Milly's Story, which were both a sensation with Kenyan youth in the late 1980s and '90s. 

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