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The Broken Word: An Epic Poem of the British Empire in Kenya, and the Mau Mau Uprising Against It

Authors: Foulds, Adam
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE005020, POE014000, POL045000
ISBN: 9781101513484, Related ISBNs: 0143118099, 1101513489, 9780143118091, 9781101513484
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 80,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The stunning debut from "one of the best British writers to emerge in the past decade." (Julian Barnes)

With a voice that is at once fierce and lyrical, Adam Foulds tells the story of the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule in 1950s Kenya. Tom, a young man who has returned to his family's farm, rapidly becomes caught up in the intensifying events of violence and brutality in a conflict Foulds illustrates as both utterly contemporary and yet deeply burdened by the history of race and empire in this region. The Broken Word was the recipient of the Costa (Whitbread) Poetry Award, and Foulds's The Quickening Maze was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.
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