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Date of issue: January 1st 1995
ISBN: 9966465472
ISBN 13: 9789966465474
The author of the book: Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 457 KB
Edition: East African Educational Publishers

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Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, the well-known Kenyan writer, is established as an important African woman's voice. Her novel explores further aspects of the making of modern Kenya. Two women, one white and one black, brought together by fate and common experiences, reminisce about a past spanning the colonial period, the heady independence and anti-climatic post-independence days. Through the story of the widow of a colonial settler, and her African maid and companion, she deals with the conflicts between black and white, and young and old.

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Ebook Homing in read Online! Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (1928 – 30 November 2015) was an English/Kenyan novelist, essayist and poet.

Born Marjorie King in 1928 in Southampton, England, and died on 1st December 2015 in Kenya[.] Marjorie travelled to Kenya to work as a missionary in 1954. She worked at the S.J. Moore Bookshop on Government Road, now Moi Avenue in Nairobi, for some years. There she organised readings which were attended by, among others, Okot P'Bitek, the author of Song of Lawino, and Jonathan Kariara, a Kenyan poet. She met Macgoye, a medical doctor, and the two were married in 1960. In 1971, an anthology entitled Poems from East Africa included the acclaimed poem "A Freedom Song". Her 1986 novel Coming to Birth won the Sinclair Prize and has been used as a set book in Kenyan high schools. She has been called the "mother of Kenyan literature". Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye died on December 1, 2015, at her home in Nairobi.

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