In this quietly powerful and eminently readable novel, Kenyan writer Marjorie Macgoye deftly interweaves the story of one young woman's tumultuous coming of age with the history of a nation emerging from colonialism. At the age of sixteen, Paulina leaves her small, traditional Luo village in western Kenya to join her new husband, Martin Were, in the bustling, multi-tribal city of Nairobi. It is 1956, and Kenya is in the final days of the 'Emergency' as the British seek to suppress violent anti-colonial revolts. Paulina ...

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Coming to Birth 2000, Feminist Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781558612532

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