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Massacre River by René Philoctète

Posted 09 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Publisher: New Directions May, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0811217255 In 1937 the power-mad racist Generalissimo Trujillo ordered the slaughter of thousands and thousands of Haitians—and, as Philoctète puts it, death set up shop everywhere. At the heart of Massacre River is the loving marriage of the Dominican Pedro and the Haitian Adèle in a little town on […]

The Life & Times of Richard Onyango Binyavanga Wainaina (Editor)

Posted 01 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

ISBN: 9966-7008-5-4 Year of Publication: 2008 Kwani? Richard Onyango, Kenya’s most famous international artist, tells his coming of age story from his beginnings as a musical apprentice at the Coast, to lover of Englishwoman, Drossie, and his emergence as a force in the international art world. This is a street-to-canvas bildunsroman of one of Kenya’s […]

Tunakataa! We say no! by Kauli Raiya

Posted 01 December 2010 | By | Categories: chronic books | No Comments

Vita Books 2008 In history, people reach a stage when they say “no” to oppression and exploitation. During the colonial period in Kenya, the Mau Mau liberation movement developed appropriate strategies and tactics of saying “no” to colonialism”. Besides armed struggle, it developed songs, dance and other cultural activities that clearly embodied the message of […]

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