Iman Verjee grew up in Kenya, studied and fell in love with Canada, then moved to London to pursue a MA in Creative Writing at City University. It was during her time there that she completed her first novel, In Between Dreams, a story about a taboo love affair and its inescapable consequences
Iman is the winner of the 2012 Peters Fraser &Dunlop/City University Prize for Fiction for her novel In Between Dreams was published by Oneworld Publications in May 2014. Her second novel Who Will Catch Us As We Fall will be published in 2016.
Released July 2016
Haunted by a past that has kept her from Nairobi for over three years, Leena returns home to discover her family unchanged: her father is still a staunch patriot dreaming of a better country; her mother is still an arch traditionalist, unwilling or unable to let go of the past; and her brother, always the rebellious one, spends his days provoking the establishment as a political activist. When Leena meets a local Kikuyu artist whose past is linked to her own, the two begin a secret affair – one that forces Leena to again question her place in a country she once called home.
Interlinked with Leena’s story is that of Jeffery: a corrupt policeman burdened with his own angers and regrets, and whose questionable actions have unexpected and catastrophic consequences for those closest to him.
IN BETWEEN DREAMS
Set in Canada, spanning the colourful 1960s to the drab 1990s, this powerful story follows James who is desperate to be a dedicated, loving family-man but who lives his life handicapped by a terrible sexual addiction. Intertwined with his narrative is that of his teenage daughter – thieving, manipulative and deliciously unhinged, Frances is a young girl struggling to come-of-age under the smoky weight of her own secret inextricably linked to that of her father’s. It’s a story about the fluid, easily-traversed boundary between normality and perversity.
PUBLISHER: Oneworld Publications
PUBLICATION DATE: Spring 2014
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