The River Between

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Heinemann, 1965 - Fiction - 174 pages
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This book explores life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement. Faced with an alluring new religion and 'magical' customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. Some follow Joshua and his fiery brand of Christianity. Others proudly pursue tribal independence. In the midst of this disunity stands Waiyaki, a dedicated visionary born to a line of prophets. He struggles to educate the tribe, a task he sees as the only unifying link between the two factions, but his plans for the future raise issue which will determine both his and the Gikuyu's survival.

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I did enjoy it for the most part, but not the ending. - Goodreads
The ending was very blah though. - Goodreads
The writing itself is not of much interest. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lukerik - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this. The writing's incredibly concentrated and the more you look at it the more meanings you can find. His style is very much 'tell, not show'. Normally that annoys me, but here it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth Amelia - Goodreads

This is a must read for anyone who loves beautifully written fiction. In addition, it gives a powerful description of the upheaval Christian missionaries can cause in African tribal societies. Read full review

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