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The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o Summary & Study Guide

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The River Between Study Guide consists of approx. 32 pages of summaries and analysis on The River Between by Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.
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Published (first published December 21st 2010)
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Kayla Argeropoulos
Oct 13, 2015 Kayla Argeropoulos rated it it was amazing
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Nigugi's novel was a fascinating read. A story of conflict between traditional ways and acceptance of the imposing beliefs of outsiders, Ngugi combines the aspects of imperialism in Africa into a very complelling and moving tale. Waiyaki, the main character, is forced to choose between true service of his tribe or the ways of the white man... quickly finding there is no 'river between'.
Jun 15, 2015 Unaisi rated it liked it
the book is great for all ages that it gives motivation to stundents and adult on how life can be so complicated, the only way in and out is to sacifice something;family,religion or culture and love to gain something worth fighting for.hence,it is important to know that what ever choice we make in life can affect others or us and result can be always unfare.
Heh,na kweli tena.
Aug 03, 2012 Pippa rated it really liked it
Shelves: african-novels
This is a Kenyan novel. I didn't read the study guide, but read the novel, and it doesn't seem to exist on this site. Perhaps it is out of print. I read this in 1997 and found it absolutely fascinating, although it was very sad. Waiyaki struggles to see what is the way forward for his people, after the arrival of the white missionaries. I can't say too much or I will spoil the story, but many questions are raised. I made a note that the relationships in the book were well written and convincing. ...more
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