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    Broken Word An Epic Poem of the British Empire in Kenya, and the Mau Mau Uprising Against It

    ISBN-10: 0143118099
    ISBN-13: 9780143118091
    Edition: 2011
    Author(s): Adam Foulds
    Description: The stunning debut from "one of the best British writers to emerge in the past decade." (Julian Barnes) With a voice that is at once fierce and lyrical, Adam Foulds tells the story of the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule in 1950s  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2011
    Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication Date: 3/29/2011
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 80
    Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.198
    Language: English

    The stunning debut from "one of the best British writers to emerge in the past decade." (Julian Barnes) With a voice that is at once fierce and lyrical, Adam Foulds tells the story of the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule in 1950s Kenya. Tom, a young man who has returned to his family's farm, rapidly becomes caught up in the intensifying events of violence and brutality in a conflict Foulds illustrates as both utterly contemporary and yet deeply burdened by the history of race and empire in this region. The Broken Wordwas the recipient of the Costa (Whitbread) Poetry Award, and Foulds's The Quickening Mazewas a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.

    Adam Foulds was born in 1974 and lives in south London. In 2001 he graduated from the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. In 2007 he won a Betty Trask Award for The Truth About These Strange Times and two years later, in 2009, his novel The Quickening Maze was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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