By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
The nice Kenyan writer's robust first novel—his best-known work
Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a rubbish heap and investigate their futures: Njoroge is to wait institution, whereas Kamau will educate to be a chippie. yet this can be Kenya, and the days are opposed to them: within the forests, the Mau Mau is waging conflict opposed to the white executive, and the 2 brothers and their kinfolk have to come to a decision the place their loyalties lie. For the sensible Kamau, the alternative is straightforward, yet for Njoroge the student, the dream of growth via studying is a troublesome one to offer up.
First released in 1964, Weep now not, Child is a relocating novel concerning the results of the notorious Mau Mau rebellion at the lives of normal women and men, and on one relatives particularly.
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