A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful vels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize minee A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening vel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned. The River Between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement. Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unkwn and those who see beyond it. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and tes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
NGUGI WA THIONG O is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and essayist from Kenya whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He lives in Irvine, California. UZODINMA IWEALA is the author of the award-winning novel Beasts of No Nation and is one of Granta s Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria, and New York City.