The Scavengers is a story of twists and turns in relationships, and personal interests, that merge into a complex web that entangles a community at crossroads of tradition and modernity. It is a tale of widowhood occasioned by close family friends; the clash of views on widows and the place of masculinity in society….. will there be justice? Or even poetic justice?
Moreover, Scavengers is a story of the challenges a mother encounters in her endeavour to raise a son to become a professional she can be proud of. She gets disappointed when the son, having qualified for one of the most prestigious professions, rejects it, terming it his mother’s dream. Will his mother allow him to pursue a career path of his choice?
What Others Say
“The content is factual. The writer captures real-life situations where our goodness, at some point, can cost our lives. Not all good deeds are repaid with goodness.” – Rose Keya Kong’ani, teacher, and editor.
“The choice of flashback plot structure is relevant to the novel because of the pathological conditions depicted in the novel. It makes the narration captivating! The vivid descriptions make the reader see events come alive as they unfold.” – Dr. Andrew Nyongesa, Scholar of Literature.