South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016

Search for your favourite author or book

Weep Not, Child

Recommended Price 
July 2009
About the book: 

A story that details the effects of the infamous Mau Mau war, the African nationalist revolt against colonial oppression in Kenya, on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a rubbish heap and look into their futures. Njoroge is excited; his family has decided that he will attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. Together they will serve their country - the teacher and the craftsman. But this is Kenya and the times are against them. In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up.

Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

Zelda la Grange grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segregation...
More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa’s most beloved music...
The next three years will determine whether South Africa succeeds or fails in the long term...
A selection of Schreiner's uncollected writings on key South African issues, supported by her...