Christopher Okemwa’s Chubot, the Cursed & Other Stories is a collection that captures society’s realities as played by characters rendered in these stories.
A recurring theme is the role of women in society and their longing for equity, their triumph often depicted by heroines catapulted by circumstances rather than deliberate action of society to engineer their success.
Women’s humility is felt through the stories, even in their courage to confront taboos and traditions with society contributing little towards their success. Indeed, women’s triumphs are captured as happening where men fall short.
Many of these stories raise the question of why society lacks a systematic approach to women’s empowerment.