The River and the Source

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Focus Books, 1994 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In 1995, this novel won both the Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book in the Africa Region. Now reprinted, it remains in great demand. An epic story spanning cultures, it tells the lives of three generations of women. It traces the story of Akoko in her rich traditional Luo setting, through to the children who live and die in the 20th century.

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The love and life in this book actualy entails about nyabera now baptized anew name

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One of the best African literature. I remember the line 'A home without daughters is like a river without a source' Read full review

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