Item description for Son of Woman by Charles Mangua...
An instant success and bestseller in Kenya, which ran into 6 reprints, this prize-winning novel marked the beginning of popular literature in Kenya. Mangua's novel is a fictional, autobiographical account of the son of a prostitute. The male narrator describes his life as the orphan of a prostitute in the slums of Nairobi, a young man frequenting bars and brothels, a student, corrupt civil servant and seasonal convict. His is a humorous and cynical account revealing much about the unsavoury aspects of a world experiencing rapid social change. Charles Mangua is a prolific writer of popular literature, and author of three other novels, Son of Woman in Mombasa (the sequel to Son of Woman), A Tail in the Mouth, and Kanina and I.
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Studio: East African Educ. Publ.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.77" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1990
Publisher East African Educ. Publ.
ISBN 9966465529 ISBN13 9789966465528
Availability 51 units. Availability accurate as of May 29, 2017 04:17.
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