The River and the Source

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Focus Books, 1994 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In 1995, this novel won both the Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book in the Africa Region. Now reprinted, it remains in great demand. An epic story spanning cultures, it tells the lives of three generations of women. It traces the story of Akoko in her rich traditional Luo setting, through to the children who live and die in the 20th century.

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I thought it was a punishement when we were told to read it... Now more than ever i want to read and re read it againthe book so inspired me to right my own . I just wish Margaret was here to direct me ... I love your work mama RIP

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i read the book when i was in high school in the year 2012-2014 the book was very nice,i use to read the book twice per week

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