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Chege grew up in the shadow of his illustrious brother and has little of the clan’s fighting spirit, which makes his father doubt paternity and treat him with spite. Matters come to a head when they are thrown off their land after his brother’s conviction for treason following the 1982 coup attempt. Going to the UK for further studies brings its own surprises. After being implicated in a financial scandal, he returns to Kenya to clear his name and sort out his funding. He finds the dreaded Special Branch are hot on his heels. He could be joining his brother in jail, or worse, and is quite unprepared for the discovery that he too must become a ‘warrior’, in keeping with the Family Tradition.
Ken N. Kamoche was born and raised in Kenya. He studied Commerce at the University of Nairobi and Management at Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an academic, journalist and writer of fiction. Ken’s collection of short stories, A Fragile Hope (Salt 2007)was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Best First Book Award. His other stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Hong Kong ID, Dream Miracles and Jazz, One Worls Anthology and New Writing from Afriva 2009, as well as magazines such as Ambit, Wasafiri, Kunapipi and AuthorMe. Ken has also been a columnist for Kenyan Newspapers. He currently lives in the UK. True Warriors was first published as a short story in Crossing Borders.