Lineage Under Siege
This is an African epoch novel about the far-reaching effects of British colonialism in Kenya, with a primary focus on the descendants of a early 20th century pre-colonial Kikuyu chief-four generations in a row. Its the dramatic story of the British and the Kikuyu people, which initially unravels through they eyes of a Kikuyu boy who is trapped by Western culture while enigmatically searching for his own
The main theme of the novel is “Lineage” and the need to keep it going as demanded by the old customs, but whose pro-creativity is often “besieged” by personal problems that continually arise within the settings of a traditional Kikuyu village, and subsequently made worse by the appearance of the Whiteman who subjects the Africans to a new religion, culture and government at the dawn of the 20th century.
- 217493 words
- About 870 pages
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