- Short excerpts of this novel have appeared in the Inaugural Issue 1 of Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature, no. 1 (2015) (online) as “Remembrance (novel excerpt)”and Stand Magazine (University of Leeds, UK, and Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) 9, no. 3 (2009): 70-74 as “House on a Jade Sea.”
- As a Creative Writing (Fiction) Dissertation, the novel was nominated by the Department of English, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, for the MU Graduate School Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition, Fall 2010, and was a finalist.
- A novel excerpt was also a Mahan Fiction Prize 2 Winner, Center for the Literary Arts, University of Missouri-Columbia, April 2008.