The colonial experience in Kenya has been documented in many places, but most often it is about the colonial administrators and the politicians, rarely has this documentation been about ordinary people and the dilemmas they faced. This book is mainly about one family and their experiences of the war of independence. It portrays individual and family dilemmas, thus giving the war concrete faces. Normal human relationships between husband and wife, father and child and neighbor with neighbor are explored. The overriding theme throughout the book is the love and mercy of God as it works out in the lives of ordinary people. Every reader will find something to think about whether familiar with the situation or not.
Mary Muchiri is an associate professor of English at Taylor University, Indiana, USA. She has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Lancaster, UK and has written mainly on writing as an academic field. She is interested in research, in Christian higher education, and women’s affairs.