Modern Classics Red Strangers

Modern Classics Red Strangers

by Elspeth Huxley
     
 

New editions of Elspeth Huxley's stirring account of her childhood in Kenya and her novel of the destructive forces of colonization.

Epic in its scale, Red Strangers spans four generations of a Kikuyu family in Africa and their relationship with European settlers, nicknamed "red" strangers because of their sunburns. Huxley's engrossing portrait of aSee more details below

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New editions of Elspeth Huxley's stirring account of her childhood in Kenya and her novel of the destructive forces of colonization.

Epic in its scale, Red Strangers spans four generations of a Kikuyu family in Africa and their relationship with European settlers, nicknamed "red" strangers because of their sunburns. Huxley's engrossing portrait of a Kenyan tribe and their way of life, with its rituals, its beliefs, its codes and its morality, shows Europeans and their customs in stark, unflattering contrast with the Kikuyu. The differences in their attitudes to war, methods of cultivation, the administering of justice, and the use of money are played out in this novel of the damaging forces of colonization.

With an Introduction by Richard Dawkins

Elspeth Huxley (1907-1997) was educated at the European school in Nairobi and at Reading University. Her books include novels, detective fiction, biography, and travel writing.

Richard Dawkins is an eminent zoologist who holds an endowed chair at Oxford University and is the author of The Selfish Gene and Unweaving the Rainbow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141188508
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,104,007

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