The Crescent Moon

by Vera Omwocha

Vera Omwocha tells a story of ethnic violence in Kenya before the 1992 presidential elections. The life of peaceful peasants is devastated by tribal struggles for power and land.

A woman and her daughter helplessly watch the senseless violence in silence and portray the pain of the victims.

Vera Omwocha is a Kenyan writer, Book Editor and Reviewer. She believes words are the magic that hold life together.

Vera has published stories on Sugarpult MAGAZINE, The African Writer, Kalahari Review among other stories in print for the Kenyan School market and children stories. She runs a blog where she reviews books.

‘The Crescent Moon’ won her the 2017 Tito Livio Award for Historical Fiction organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi and Sugarpulp.