The Other Experiment
The Other Experiment
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The Other Experiment

Experimental in form, The Other Experiment interrogates the idea of otherness, giving us a somewhat heartbreaking image of Kenya (and the world) today. The book incorporates a stream of consciousness, images, newspaper cuttings, poems, scriptwriting, and prose to ask important questions: who am I? What makes me who I am? Who am I not?

The Other Experiment by Ras Mengesha is an attempt at breaking all the rules while still maintaining the most important objective – to tell a good story.

Author’s Warning: The stories herein are true, honest, and rather forthright.


“Read, weep, see what the future of our fiction looks like. Gorgeous. This one is coming to eat us.”
– Binyavanga Wainaina; author, One day I Will Write About This Place