Friday, December 16, 2016

WHEN THE WHIRLWIND PASSES 15-YR CELEBRATION



OWN A PIECE OF AFRICAN HISTORY

In the year 2001 A.D., the narrative ‘When the Whirlwind Passes’ was published by Alexander Nderitu who was born in Kenya – the land of his ancestors.

The crime story, not whispered by the fireside nor passed down orally from generation to generation, turned out to be the first written long-form narrative (or ‘novel’) from Africa the Beautiful to be published exclusively on the unearthly domain of ‘cyber space’. Thus spake the Daily Nation:

‘Brilliantly written…The story is fast-paced and the characters are built well…If you can access the book, please do. It will be worth the energy.’

The Daily Metro, which is now as extinct as pre-historic man, commented in this wise:

‘WRITER PURSUES UNTRODDEN PATH…Perhaps fittingly, he shares a birthday with William Shakespeare…’

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the digital novel. To celebrate, the crime/suspense novel has been re-issued, with a new cover, new ISBN number, and various edits. Ten readers (one reader per day) also stand to win PDF copies digitally autographed by the author by participating in a Facebook Challenge whereupon they will answer questions about the scribblings or the scribe himself. May the best armchair crime solver win – and end up owning a piece of African history… 

Get the book here: www.AlexanderNderitu.com