The River Between

Front Cover
Heinemann, 1965 - Fiction - 174 pages
49 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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
12
4 stars
22
3 stars
8
2 stars
5
1 star
2

Review: The River Between

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

Review: The River Between

User Review  - Morriso Adamba - Goodreads

The novel explores the forces between African tradition and Europeans Christianity as symbolically presented by Makuyu and Kameno separated by the symbolic river Honia.Waiyaki, the supposed to be ... Read full review

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information