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My Life with a Criminal

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  53 reviews
John Kiriamiti's best-selling novel My Life in Crime has become a classic. Here Milly, his girlfriend, tells the poignant story of her life with the bank robber. They were in love, and he was gentle, kind and considerate. But after she moved in with him, she discovered his double life. She remained devoted, but the stress of his life bore its toll, and finally they parted. ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by East African Educational Publishers
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Tatuu
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read it when I was 13...wouldn't mind a re-read! ...more
Lilian Nyabs
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW this is such a good book,
Martha Kavata
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it
A very educative book on the dating scene.
Vincent de Paul
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
In My Life With a Criminal, we get to know more about Jack Zollo of My Life in Crime by John Kiriamiti from Jack's girlfriend, Milly. John Kiriamiti takes you to the underworld, dragging suspense with you.

Milly recounts her life leading up to that fateful day when Jack was waiting outside her school to return her ID that he found on the ground. She discusses the dates that Jack would take her on and how they had to be conscious of her family’s desires for them, such as not having sex before
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Fred Mayaka
reading it can make a difference in my life
Adetti
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book feels rushed in some chapters. Just enough to give you the impression its a work of fiction. Nevertheless, Milly seems to have really loved this man.
Chege James
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We'd sneak this book into class and read the hell out of it in-between an exercise book. Heck, we even fought over who was next in line as the administration would, [in retrospect] , allow as few copies as possible to "sneak" through. Oh, banned books, that's how you get kids to read, ban good literature! ...more
Michael
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oldies
This has to be one of the best books i read while growing up. A single read just didn't cut it ...more
Orine T
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
I want to download this book but he can I do so?
Kúi ♡
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kenyan, black-lit
Got me hoooked from the beginning.
Ms. Ellen
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read alot of books by kenyan authors but this will always be my favorite. My brother came home with this book when i was 14 and i stole it from him so that i could read it😹. I read it more than five times. I decided to go with it at school one day so that my best friend could also read it. She read it and gave it to other people to read too and that's how I lost it😭. My brother has never found out 😹😹 ...more
Patrick Kerundu
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sammy
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
Nice book
Henry
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
it is a good book
Elijah
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Want to read it more and more
Igash Wamuru
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome
Sayid Ali
May 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Ahhh this is awesome book
Judy Noni
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These is an amazing Story.read in 2016 and also My life in Crime by the same author.
Martin Gitau
Jul 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
I want to read the book
Sheila
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ending for me was unexpected and I feel sad for their love. Smh men ain't shit😂 ...more
Dennis Hamza
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need to read this book
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Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quite Good
Marion Chebby
Nice book
Hawaa
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
best
Kang'ara Kamau
Reread this classic because the last time I did was in Primary (Middle) School. Kiriamiti is a good storyteller and I particularly like his descriptions of Nairobi pre-2000.
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Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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John Batista Wanjohi Kiriamiti was born on 14 February, 1950 in Thuita Village, Kamacharia Location of Murang'a District in Central Kenya, he is the second of nine children born to Albert and Anne Wanjiru Kiriamiti, both primary school teachers (now retired) in Murang'a.

Kiriamiti studied for and passed his Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) at the local primary school in Thuita Village. He was
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