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Kirinyaga : a fable of Utopia

Author: Michael D Resnick
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Kikuyus of Kenya emigrate en masse to a planet in space in a revolt against modern life. Ruled by a witch doctor, they pursue their tribal customs--killing unwanted babies as well as the old and the infirm--but ultimately progress begins to encroach there, too.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Resnick, Michael D.
Kirinyaga.
New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1998
(OCoLC)605410215
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Resnick
ISBN: 0345417011 9780345417015
OCLC Number: 37843815
Notes: "A Del Rey book"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue; One perfect morning, with jackals --
Kirinyaga --
For I have touched the sky --
Bwana --
The manamouki --
Song of a dry river --
The lotus and the spear --
A little knowledge --
When the old gods die --
Epilogue; The land of nod.
Responsibility: Mike Resnick.
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The Kikuyus of Kenya emigrate en masse to a planet in space in a revolt against modern life. Ruled by a witch doctor, they pursue their tribal customs--killing unwanted babies as well as the old and the infirm--but ultimately progress begins to encroach there, too.

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