4 - Pristine Village and Decadent City
Corresponding Author(s) : Catherine Ndinda
Africa Review of Books,
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2011): Africa Review of Books, Volume 7, n° 1, 2011
Naked Light & The Blind Eye is a story set in a society that has gone through phases of change but the changes seem to make the lives of the inhabitants worse. The narrative is told in interlocking stories that comprise three parts and which are the main sub-divisions of the text. Each short story unravels into another interrelated story that helps the reader make the connection between the different mini-stories. In part one, the reader is introduced to Solomon Wenku, the main protagonist in the novel. The novel begins with the disappearance of Solomon’s wife, Tani, and this greatly troubles Solomon...