The River Between

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Heinemann, 1965 - Fiction - 174 pages
34 Reviews
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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User Review  - Umar Paswal - Goodreads

It's a beautifully written book about indigenous people of Kenya and the changes they went through after the arrival of Europeans with new ideas and religion. The author beautifully describes the ... Read full review

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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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