This book contains 23 thrilling and intriguing African short stories delivered with the kind of humor and suspense that is guaranteed to captivate you. The stories include: An Era before Modern Medication - In an era where the remedy for any ailment - from headache to sore throat to a rash - could only be administered by the use of a hypodermic needle, "toa suruari" (remove your underwear) were the words most dreaded by many children. What If? - Living in the grip of poverty, Pendo had never known anyone whose radio used more than two batteries. But Mzungu, her secret lover has a big radio cassette that requires eight batteries to operate. Yes, eight! And he loves her - or so he claims. The Bitter Man - Loss of his job, the threat of eviction and tempting aromas from the neighbors' houses are only some of John's problems. And the landlord's black hen will simply not stay out of the hungry man's way... The Road to K'ogelo - When Barrack Obama wins the presidential elections, jubilation grips the air and his new found relatives from his father's roots prepare a big feast in K'ogelo. Word has it that Mr. Obama might be present at the celebrations and no one wants to be left behind. Navigating River Road - One man is determined to do whatever it takes to improve his relationship with his ruthless mother-in-law. His encounter with a karata man (gambler) presents an opportunity to win the old woman's favor once and for all.