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Reviews of Princess Adhis and the Naija Coca Broda

Tony Mochama’s latest literary foray, the novel “Princess Adhis and the Naija Coca Brothers” weaves through two stories that attempt to navigate the underworld of Kenyan crime. Read more from

If you are one of those ‘nyahunyo-bearing’ grammar cops, then this book will assault your senses and have you pulling at your hair, because the sentence and word mix-ups occur from page one to the very end of the book whose last words are “The End”. Read more from Literary Chronicles

The gross stereotyping of all the characters in this tiniest of novels is Tony Mochama’s light-hearted way of broaching very real subjects that lie right under the surface of life in Kenya: the drug trade, poverty, grand corruption, greed, violence, rape, exploitation. Read more from Bookscapes

Well, dear publishers I support writers, African or not and I like to encourage those who should be encouraged. Unfortunately, Tony Ontita Mochama should not be encouraged to write another book as horrible as Princess Adhis and the Naija Coca Broda. He can write something better but nothing similar or worse. I suspect he may do worse but I will give him the benefit of the doubt. That said this is not a book review. Read more from Obsessive Ed



This entry was posted on October 8, 2012 by in Writer's Blog.
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