“From the first page of the of the first story, I felt that surge of anticipation of the possibility of something really special…..” Binyavanga Wainaina “…perfectly poised between the robustness of genre fiction and the more literary concern…”Mark Bould, in LA Review of Books “…well worth reading.” K. Kamo, in Strange Horizons “Memorable. Well plotted, well edited, with a cool Afro flavor in each story.” Zukiswa Wanner
“…as I read story after story, many times miserly-like, I kept being grateful that I hadn’t put it off any longer. It surpassed my expectations…… read A Killing in the Sun. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.” Hannah Onoguwe
“This short story collection by Ugandan writer, Dilman Dila, is sheer entertainment with a thick seam of seriousness….The beauty of these stories is that each in their own way shows a human side, of people who love, hate, fear and yearn. Dila’s wonderful imagination lifts this collection into an alien yet familiar space, where the ‘other’ is lampooned in a fantastical way. ”
“A treat for readers.”
“Enjoyable…. Dila has good material and can clearly write brilliant speculative fiction.” Tade Thomson
Straight up loved it….Dilman’s writing style flows off the page and I lost myself in each and every story. Seriously, I can’t praise this collection of stories enough. Another Drop of Ink
Dilman’s style of writing is seamless and very much engaging. It grips you right from the beginning that you won’t want each story to end. As you can probably tell, I am definitely going to have a problem critiquing the book because I loved it. Mable’s Rants
If you are the kind who loves to know the story behind the story, or in other words how I came to write this particular book, you will love these articles below.
Links to Interviews and News
This is Africa. The TIA 100 – Best Books 2010-2014
The Guardian, UK. Writers pick the best books of 2014.
The Star, Kenya. All my stories have a personal experience.
The Daily Monitor. Another Ugandan Ventures into fiction.
Standard Digital News, Kenya. Soldiers story A Killing in the Sun launched.
So Many Stories, by Nyana Kakoma. Dilman Dila on Being an All Round Storyteller