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Recommended historical fiction books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Kenya for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o EN

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A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africa's great writers, Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea, in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, le... continue


Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor EN

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An audacious and beautiful novel that is both a unique family saga and a spellbinding story of the country of Kenya


Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o EN

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The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. The first East African novel publish... continue