"The River Between" Book Review by Quality Writers

"The River Between"
A review of the novel "The River Between" by Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
# 102800 | 1,780 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2008 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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The paper discusses Ngugi wa Thiong'o's novel, "The River Between", a
fictional story of a love affair in a rural village disrupted by the rivalry between non-Christians and Christian converts. The paper looks at how Ngugi examines the historical impact of colonialism on Kenya and the difficulties of political leadership in a land torn by social and cultural divisions. The paper looks at Thiongo's emphasis on the importance of political and social tolerance in response to human flaws and corruption in society.

From the Paper:

"Through the plot, theme, and dialogue of his novel, Ngugi reveals that the protagonist Waiyaki encountered difficulties as a political leader because of a variety of political, social, and cultural factors. Two of the most difficult issues he had to deal with were the traditional tribal practice of female circumcision and the tribal divisions inevitably produced by British colonialism, which imposed European culture, social values, and religion on Kenya."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa. The River Between London: Heinemann, 1991.

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