Published in 2014, Dust is Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s first novel. The Kenyan writer is also a past winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and a recipient of the well-regarded Iowa Writer’s Fellowship. She currently lives in Brisbane, Australia. At the center of ‘Dust’ are two families – the Ogandas and the Boltons. Aggrey Nyipir Oganda is the patriarch of the Oganda family. A former policeman, he has long retired to the village, where he lives with his wife, Akai. Before Kenya’s independence, Nyipir had worked under Hugh Bolton, a British colonial officer.
2014 promises yet another exciting year for African literature. As the year rolls on, we take a look at some of the exciting new titles coming out, including new titles from Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Teju Cole, Ishmael Beah, Chris Abani and Dinaw Mengestu.