When the Sun Goes Down

Plot Summary

 

When the Sun Goes Down deals with the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. The main character, Steve, a fairly wealthy young person, is avoided by people in his society who see him as having inherited the wife of an HIV/AIDS victim. His close friend Kanja who has also kept a part, approaches him to find out the truth. Kanja is quite uncertain and afraid as he mixes with Steve and Maureen (the inherited wife) when he gets to their house. He doesn’t feel free to take any meal. He declines to take a drink offered by Maureen and this depresses her so much. He later is escorted out by Steve.

 

Maureen has a guilty conscience as she feels she has infected the innocent Steve. But Steve looks so confident and undaunted; he is quite reassuring. People’s negative comments, innuendo and conduct have so adversely affected Maureen; she keeps wavering between depression and hope. Steve is consistently loving and reassuring. During one of her moods of depression, Maureen stops taking her drugs and pneumonia, an opportunistic illness strikes killing her. She’s   buried and life continues for her son Kimotho and his father Steve.

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Bornfacx mwexh
5 years ago

When The Sun Goes Down

walter
5 years ago

nice site

walter
5 years ago

kindly email me notes on when the sun goes goes dow and other stories

okello range
okello range
2 years ago

I love this book when the sun goes down but I don’t know how to get it since the one I had I helped my sister with and it got lost like that.

Beatrice Almah
Beatrice Almah
2 years ago

please help me analyse themes in this short story when the sun goes down.

Vincent Philip
Vincent Philip
2 years ago

The story full of lessons, i love the book

Kirimi patrick
Kirimi patrick
2 years ago

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