Paperback: 152 pages
First published in 1965
Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river.
“It has rare qualities of restraint, intelligence and sensitivity.”
—The Times Literary Suppliment
“A sensitive novel about Gikuyu in the melting pot that sometimes touches the grandeur of tap-root simplicity.”