The River Between
The River Between is a 1965 novel by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o- a prolific Kenyan author. It tells the story of the separation of two neighbouring villages of Kenya caused by differences in faith, with the Mau Mau Uprising as its background. The bitterness between them caused much hatred between the adults of each side. The story tells about the struggle of a young leader 'Waiyaki' to unite the two villages of Kameno and Makuyu through sacrifice and pain.
The novel is set at the colonial period at the arrival of the white settlers in Kenyan central ridges, and has a mountain setting.
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