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You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Whether gunning down a warthog, raising the beams he'd hewn himself for a new church, or standing up for landless refugees and abused girls, Father John Kaiser was a figure larger than life. He was fierce in his commitments, devoted to the poor and displaced, and fearless—what some would call reckless—in the pursuit of justice. For this he was beloved by his parishioners, ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by W. W. Norton Company
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Salem Lorot
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: africa, nonfiction
After reading this book, I cannot tell whether Fr John Kaiser committed suicide or was killed, whether to go by the FBI Report of suicide or the Inquest whose findings were murder.

The book reveals so much detail on Fr. Kaiser and I thank Christopher Goffard for writing this book and leaving us to make out for ourselves who Fr Kaiser was. The story helps one to understand Kenya's justice system.
Mugenyi
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A glimpse into how a dysfunctional state permits a level of impunity unrivaled anywhere.The judicial system,armed apparatus and the machinery of the republic of Kenya was geared towards realising the aspirations of Daniel Arap Moi and his cohorts to the detriment of the rest of the society.Its this kind of structure that Father John Kaiser stood against and lost his life.
Elizabeth B
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it
The story of an American priest in Kenya begins on a slow note, long descriptive passageways of text in order to get your mind adjusted to the who, what and where of the book. During his 36 years of missionary work, the priest has incited both love and hatred among people in his parish. His death has been foretold for years and he receives threats from unknown persons but he is determined to complete his work. When he is finally forced to leave by the Vatican it seems others decide to take matte ...more
Brian Trinder
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it
An interesting well researched read, however a bit too much detail for me.
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