Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top ten books about Kenya

Peter Kimani is an award-winning Kenyan author and journalist. He works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. His latest novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

One of Kimani's top ten books about Kenya, as shared at the Guardian:
Coming to Birth by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

This deceptively simple novel by a Kenyan of British origin chronicles the life of Paulina, 16, coming of age at a time of rapid social change in Kenya. She leaves the village for the city to join her new husband, Martin, himself a recent arrival. For a while, Martin’s heavy-handedness procures Paulina’s cooperation, but does not quell her desire for self-reliance and self-discovery.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Pushpinder Khaneka's three best books on Kenya.

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