The River and the Source

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Focus Books, 1994 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In 1995, this novel won both the Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book in the Africa Region. Now reprinted, it remains in great demand. An epic story spanning cultures, it tells the lives of three generations of women. It traces the story of Akoko in her rich traditional Luo setting, through to the children who live and die in the 20th century.

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The history, the change, the women, and the power. Truly amazing. Read full review

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