The Reunion is about Paul, a boy brought up by a single mother whose memory of her estranged husband is very bitter.
To confound the matter, Paul and his mother live in a slum where the author deftly uses the anagram Mururu for Mukuru slum.
Their house is neatly placed between an ageing acacia tree and a mould of earth. It was said to have housed a water pump for the city’s water supply decades ago but was abandoned.
The small 10X10 with two of the walls made of cardboard was their abode. The iron sheets were rotting and leaked in several places.
A tiny cardboard room at the back served as the bathroom and a latrine.
Here, the slum’s pathetic living conditions with decaying matter that became a festering waste which generated a putrid stench are captured vividly by Leonard… Click HERE for more.