The Life and Times of Richard Onyango (Paperback)
|Author: Richard Onyango|
|This Kwani-ni? edition tells a street-to-canvas bildunsroman of one of Kenya''s most successful artists, inspired by a great love of his life. Richard Onyango tells his coming of age story; from his beginnings as a musical apprentice at the Coast, to lover of Drossie, to his emergence as a force in the international art world.|
From the Publisher:
I turned and I saw the very big face of Drossie. Very big eyes, very red eyes, and you know I was stunned-ghafla-and my drum sticks fell down so I had to pick them up quickly. I tried to smile, which did not succeed.||She was sweating furiously, but she respected me and didn't want to interrupt and so she went to the counter. But I knew something was going to happen here. She was holding her dress strongly, very strongly. As if she was holding something very tough. I think she was practicing bow she was going to make a grip on me.