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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User Review  - Niklas Braun - Goodreads

After reading Things Fall Apart by Achebe, I was interested in expanding my collection of literature from African authors. I am always interested in reading works from authors of all countries, so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derrick - Goodreads

Not a bad book. It was very interesting. The title kind of explains it all as there is a divide between the tribe. A great river which is impassable. The ending was very blah though. It didn't cause ... Read full review

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