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Red strangers

Author: Elspeth Huxley
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2006.
Series: Modern classics; Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. But when the red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in dramatic new ways. Soon, their people are overwhelmed by unknown diseases that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elspeth Huxley
ISBN: 0141188502 9780141188508
OCLC Number: 156758919
Notes: Originally published by Chatto 1939.
Description: xvi, 405 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chapter I the visit --
Chapter II the debt --
Chapter III the purification --
Chapter IV the forest shamba --
Chapter V the hunters --
Chapter VI the dancers --
Chapter VII the circumcision --
Chapter VIII the notched spear --
Chapter IX the raiders --
Chapter X the bride --
Chapter XI the red strangers --
Chapter I tribute --
Chapter II justice --
Chapter III contact --
Chapter IV road of snakes --
Chapter V men of God --
Chapter VI emigrants --
Chapter VII war --
Chapter I marafu --
Chapter II pig's meat --
Chapter III benson makuna --
Chapter IV capitalists --
Chapter V forbidden dances --
Chapter VI the goats go --
Chapter VII return to tetu.
Series Title: Modern classics; Penguin modern classics.
Responsibility: Elspeth Huxley ; with an introduction by Richard Dawkins.

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Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. But when the red'  Read more...

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