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River Between

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ISBN-10: 0143107496

ISBN-13: 9780143107491

Edition: 2015

Authors: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Uzodinma Iweala, Chinua Achebe

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A powerful novel by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize contender—the latest in the Penguin African Writers SeriesA legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned. The River Between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement. Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. 
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/28/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.70" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Uzodinma Iweala is the author of Beasts of No Nation , which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007 he was selected as one of Granta 's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Abuja, Nigeria.

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954. He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of…