THE CRESCENT MOON by Vera Omwocha, the first african story by LA CASE Books

Vera Omwocha tells a story of ethnic violence in Kenya before the 1992 presidential elections. The life of peaceful peasants is devastated by tribal struggles for power and land.

A woman and her daughter helplessly watch the senseless violence in silence and portray the pain of the victims.

Vera Omwocha

Verah Omwocha is a Kenyan writer, Book Editor and Reviewer. She believes words are the magic that hold life together.

Vera has published stories on Sugarpulp MAGAZINEThe African Writer, Kalahari Review among other stories in print for the Kenyan School market and children stories. She runs a blog where she reviews books.

‘The Crescent Moon’ won her the 2017 Tito Livio Award for Historical Fiction organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi and Sugarpulp.


LA CASE Books was founded in Los Angeles in 2010 as an editorial project between Italy and the United States. From the beginning, LA CASE Books operated on the digital market: “great stories at a small price” this is our philosophy.

LA CASE Books is one of the first publishing companies in the world that produced and sold books and audiobooks specifically made and designed for digital readers. The length of texts, style and the choice of the subjects make them perfect products for the most modern readers.