Baba Pesa

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HM Books Intl., 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Tyrannical landowner, Baba Pesa, owns almost all the farmland around, yet he wants his poor neighbour's plot. Not content to be merely the wealthiest man in Laikipia, he sets out to force the man to sell and move out. But Pesa is up against not just his poor neighbour's reluctance, but also against his own son's machinations. Pesa's son Juda, a University dropout and self-proclaimed market philosopher, has elected himself champion of the poor and declared war on his father's greed. "Mwangi ... weaves a thread of humour through a fabric of tears. ... Striving for the Wind is an instructive exploration of the true nature of the human condition in rural Kenya and a fascinating appreciation of the foibles and vibrancy of the human soul." - The Weekly Review ..". a masterly, artistic representation of the reality, contradictions, aspirations and problems of a post-colonial Kenyan community in Central Kenya." - Sunday Nation. COMMONWEALTH BOOK PRIZE
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
25
Section 4
37
Section 5
51
Section 6
61
Section 7
74
Section 8
89
Section 12
138
Section 13
152
Section 14
166
Section 15
174
Section 16
191
Section 17
201
Section 18
212
Section 19
225

Section 9
102
Section 10
112
Section 11
123
Section 20
242
Section 21
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