ISBN 9789966465474
Pages 212
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 1994
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Homing In

by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

This 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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"Taken together, Macgoyes's novels present a complex and nuanced picture of Kenyan history, that goes beyond simple allegory."

World Literature Today

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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