ISBN 9789966254184
Pages 148
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2005
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

A Farm Called Kishinev

by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

In 1903, the British offered Uasin Gishu as a sanctuary and national home for Jews escaping persecution in Eastern Europe. But in the event, this was never put into effect; and instead of refugees, Afrikaner and British officers established themselves in the area. This novel explores the experiences and feelings of an ordinary Jewish settler family in twentieth century East Africa, considering the complex interplay between international politics, colonial dominance, and anti-Semitic and anti-African racist ideologies.

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About the Author

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye is one of Africa's most prolific writers of novels, short stories and children's books. She has won The Sinclair Prize for Fiction and second place in the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. She has also worked as a bookseller in East Africa.

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