Michael Holman was brought up in Zimbabwe. He was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 until 2002; between 1977 and 1984 he was the Financial Times’ Africa correspondent, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Michael is a respected freelance journalist and continues to travel extensively in Africa.
This is the final novel in the satirical Kuwisha trilogy. For those new to Michael Holman, if you’re a fan of Alexander McCall Smith then this is likely to be right up your street. Full of the sights and sounds of East Africa and written in a most engaging style, Dizzy Worms is an affectionate portrait of a troubled region where local politicians, western diplomats, foreign donors, journalists all come together in a lively and entertaining story but it is also a more serious comment on a troubled part of the world. Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy:1. Last Orders at Harrods2. Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies3. Dizzy Worms
Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) - a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera. While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the political tensions in East Africa's most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows the freak floods in the state of Ubuntu, some threatening letters from London lawyers are beginning to overwhelm her. Well-meant but inept efforts to foil the lawyers by Edward Furniver, a former fund manager who runs Kibera's co-operative bank, bring Harrods International Bar to the brink of disaster, and Charity close to despair. In the nick of time an accidental riot, triggered by World Bank President Hardwick Hardwicke's visit to the slum, coupled with some quick thinking by Titus Ntoto, the 14-year-old leader of Kibera's toughest gang, the Mboya Boys United Football Club, help Charity - and Harrods - to triumph in the end.