Pambazuka News

Miracle of Remera

by Francis Imbuga

2005-06-22, Issue 212

Prof Francis Imbuga is best known for his satirical plays. But reading his latest novel, Miracle of Remera, one is left without doubt that the writer is equally a good novelist. This is the second novel on his long list of works, the first one, Shrine of Tears, having been published in 1993. The Miracle of Remera is a simple, loaded story. It is a story of the ravages of HIV/Aids particularly in Africa, where it has struck both rural and urban areas with the same vengeance.