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Carcase for Hounds

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Meja Mwangi's second Mau Mau novel tells the story of a small isolated group of forest fighters; one of many after operation Anvil. The group is under the command of a general called Haraka (Hurry) and the plot revolves round the fight between Haraka's men and British troops led by a Captain Kingsley. The fictional protagonists, Haraka and Kingsley, know each other as Hara ...more
Unknown Binding, 5 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Heinemann Educational Books
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I wonder where the author's gone to. Great book. We need more Kenyan writers like 'im.
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Meja Mwangi began his writing career in the 1970s, a decade after his more well-known compatriots such as Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Grace Ogot had been publishing their works. When he burst onto the scene with the award-winning Kill Me Quick in 1973, Mwangi was hailed in various quarters as a rising star in the East African literary constellation who was helping to disprove Taban lo Liyong's oft-cited ...more
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