Weep Not, Child
The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel
Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up.
The first East African novel published in English, Weep Not, Child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
The main theme of this novel is opposition. If you've ever said to yourself “I'd like to read a really good novel where the main theme is opposition in all it's forms”, then this is the book for you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cameling - LibraryThing
The Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950s is featured in this story of 2 brothers, Njoroge and Kamau. Their lives and that of their family and many others are thrown into chaos when their ... Read full review