“The Legend of Havilah” is the first Afro-futurist novel written by a Rwandan author. It is a fantasy type novel set in a fictional world on a continent inspired by Africa, Tamana.
Humanity, having drawn the conclusions of modernity, has returned to a traditional mode of production and consumption, while having developed spiritual technology. It is a politico-mystical epic inspired by the history of Rwanda and the folklore of Africa and the Caribbean.
Gisa, the hero of the story lives in a community isolated from the rest of the world, not appearing on any map, Havilah, the lost country. But, Gisa is dreaming big and Havilah can’t contain his dreams, so he runs away, upsetting the course of many people’s lives.
This is the first book released by Elimu.