Scott Raynor Raynor itibaren Turbuneeme, Harju County, Estonie
My first book by a Kenyan author and - so far - last, as it is hard for me to imagine there to be another novel that could compare with this masterpiece. It's a bit shameless that I read this book for a class, but most books I have read were for classes, and now that classes are over my reading list has been pretty weak - save for selections from my father's collection of books published by the Harvard Business School and Spiritual Guide books by Hindu Swamis. Back to class, we had to share 2 copies reserved at the library - so I read this in two sittings and it was not difficult. This book has flow and enough mystique that deepens the experience by absolving the reader of everything else in her mind. Ngugi is a master craftsman, piecing together the anguish of stricken Kenyan individuals in concert to form a collective pulse - or throb - defining the human relation to the words related and uncertain. This book questions colonialism, development, and underground public movements but above all creates spiritual and gender oppositions that are very thought-provoking.