The River Between (African Writers)
Paperback – 160 pages
ISBN: 0435905481 / 9780435905484
- ...that rarity, an almost wordless love story that avoids pseudo-nobility while remaining proudly and distinctively African.
- The Guardian
Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river. The people are torn between those who believe in Western/Christian education and the opportunities it will offer, and those who feel that only unquestioned loyalty to past traditions will save them. The growing conflict brings tragedy to a pair of young lovers who attempted to bridge the deepening chasm.