The Resource A fool's knot, Philip spires, (ebook)

A fool's knot, Philip spires, (ebook)

Label
A fool's knot
Title
A fool's knot
Statement of responsibility
Philip spires
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Mwangangi is an idealist. He turns his back on a successful legal career in London to return to his home in Migwani, a small, poor town in eastern Kenya. His ambition is to assist his country's development, to create a model that others might emulate. But in trying to rediscover his roots and his very identity, old tensions resurface and new battles have to be fought. John gradually finds himself isolated by irreconcilable demands, excluded from his own culture, never fully admitted to the one he adopts. His father seeks proof of his son's integrity and insists that John's daughter be initiated into adulthood, an act that John's wife would never sanction. And when the tensions force the family apart, John finds solace in the company of Janet Rowlandson, a young British volunteer teacher, who becomes more than a friend. It becomes clear that someone will try to force the issue. A Fool's Knot is a sensitive portrait of a man's attempt to reclaim his cultural identity and, at the same time, stimulate change. The contradictions he must confront in his campaign against the grinding poverty of his people lead almost inevitably to conflict
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-
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Spires, Philip
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lawyers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Female circumcision
Target audience
adult
Label
A fool's knot, Philip spires, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9781849893039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11469846
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11469846
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MWT11469846
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A fool's knot, Philip spires, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781849893039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11469846
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11469846
System control number
MWT11469846
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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