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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Not sure how I liked the ending, but I loved the book! - Goodreads
The ending was very blah though. - Goodreads
I did enjoy it for the most part, but not the ending. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Thepocobookreader - Goodreads

Often compared with Achebe's, Things Fall Apart, The River Between is a defining piece of POCO lit. Written in 1961 in the wake of the Mau Mau uprising and the context of recent and bitter memories ... Read full review

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So much confusion for the young generation as they are pushed to re-live their fathers lives and almost have no room to make choices for themselves...the pressure ends up making them a disappointment in their fathers eyes. Read full review

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