Friday, 25 November 2011

THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE by Margaret A. Ogola


This has been a school set book in Kenya for many years, and oh lord, you can tell from the copy I read. It is seriously mangled, and covered with youthful writing which indicates 'metaphors' and 'similies.' It was sort of charming. Part way through, a photograph of a girlfriend even fell out.

I've reviewed it here for Africa Book Club.

5 comments:

  1. My copy of Weep Not Child is like that. lol

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  2. Wonderful review, Sarah! Thanks for introducing this beautiful classic to us. I will add it to my 'TBR' list. I loved the story of your copy of the book. It is interesting that it had writings and a photograph inside.

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  3. I love reading what people choose to underline.. and the notes scribbled in margins - classic! To find an old photo... well there's a story in that alone!

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  4. Off to read the review, sounds like an interesting book.

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  5. Underlining is fun. And I was glad to come across this book,and read it, as I think generations of Kenyan kids have sweated over it!

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