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Breath of Africa J.L. Bwye

Breath of Africa

J.L. Bwye

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ISBN : 9781908910790
Paperback
340 pages
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Thirty years of Kenyas recent history unfold through the lives of Caroline, a privileged woman from the fertile highlands, and Charles Ondiek, a farm labourer with dreams of an Oxford education.Charless love for Teresa, daughter of a hated settlerMoreThirty years of Kenyas recent history unfold through the lives of Caroline, a privileged woman from the fertile highlands, and Charles Ondiek, a farm labourer with dreams of an Oxford education.Charless love for Teresa, daughter of a hated settler farmer, leads to a drama of psychological terror fuelled by Mau Mau oath administrator, Mwangi, who is held in detention for six years.On his release, Mwangi forces Charles and Teresa apart, then turns his attention to Caroline. But she has inner resources, and joins with Charles to seek out a mysterious ancestral cave.Against the backdrop of Kenyas beautiful but hostile desert, the curse is finally broken. But when Caroline discovers the hidden reason for Mwangis hatred, she wonders if shell ever, really, belong in the country she loves.