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Weep Not, Child
Weep Not, Child | Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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The great Kenyan writer's powerful first novelhis best-known workTwo brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up.First published in 1964, Weep Not, Child is a moving novel about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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September covers (minus two, including the tagged novel). #toomuchreadingforatidyscreenshot #SeptemberStats

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Lindy
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This short, tragic story—told with a light touch—brings to life universal experiences of colonialism: dispossession from ancestral lands, cruel injustices and the crushing of hope for a better future. Why read a depressing story set during the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya? Because it‘s one you may never forget. And because novels like this help us understand exactly how the aftereffects of colonialism are still being felt, all over the world.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Lindy excellent review - thanks for the recommendation. Stacked! 2mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy! 2mo
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Lindy @Come-read-with-me You are welcome. I have been remiss in not mentioning that I read this on @shawnmooney ‘s recommendation. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Lindy Someone new an exciting to follow! You are indeed generous. 2mo
Lindy @Come-read-with-me 😇 2mo
EllieDottie This has been on my tbr forever!! I need to get to it! 2mo
Lindy @EllieDottie Indeed! And it‘s a very short book, practically a novella. 2mo
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The epigraph for the tagged novel.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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Lindy
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I‘ve just started the tagged classic and it is reminding me strongly of another Kenyan novel set in the same era: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. This bodes well.

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EllieDottie
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I stared at my bookcase for quite a while and I came up with this as the best I could do! 😁😁😁

Weep not, child
Dreams from my father
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#spinepoetry
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DebinHawaii I like it! Nice job! 📚👍 3y
RealLifeReading Awesome! 3y
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Ngotho had never known where the other son had gone to. Now he understood. He wanted to tell him of his own son: he longed to say, 'You took him away from me.' But he kept quiet. Only he thought Mr. Howlands should not complain. It had been his war.