The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"The River Between" explores the lives of the Gikuyu people living in the Kenyan highlands during the early days of white settlement. The novel focuses on the struggle between two villages, each with differing views on the encroaching influence of the Christian missionaries. The protagonist, a young man torn between the traditional values of his people and the new ideas brought by the missionaries, serves as a symbol of the larger conflict. The narrative delves into themes of love, cultural identity, religious conflict, and the struggle for independence.

The 2451st greatest book of all time


Published
1965
Nationality
Kenyan
Type
Fiction
Pages
152
Words
76,000
Original Language
English

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