It's Our Turn to Eat by Michela Wrong

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"A fast-paced political thriller.... Wrong's gripping, thoughtful book stands as both a tribute to Githongo's courage and a cautionary tale." —New York Times Book Review

“On one level, It’s Our Turn to Eat reads like a John Le Carré novel.... On a deeper and much richer level, the book is an analysis of how and why Kenya descended into political violence.” — Washington Post

Called "urgent and important” by Harper's magazine, It’s Our Turn to Eat is a nonfiction political thriller of modern Kenya—an eye-opening account of tribal rivalries, pervasive graft, and the rising anger of a prospect-less youth that exemplifies an African dilemma.

 

About Michela Wrong

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Michela Wrong has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the BBC, and the Financial Times. She has written about Africa for Slate.com and is a frequent commentator on African affairs in the media. Her first book, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz, won the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Nonfiction. She lives in London.
 
Published June 3, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 372 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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A tribute to one Kenyan whistle-blower’s courage and a cautionary tale about the perils of challenging corruption.

Jul 19 2009 | Read Full Review of It's Our Turn to Eat

The Guardian

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When tribal mayhem erupted in Kenya following last year's elections, most observers were stunned.

Mar 13 2009 | Read Full Review of It's Our Turn to Eat

The Independent

Gavin Kitching was a highly regarded academic who had spent most of his life studying African history and politics.

Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of It's Our Turn to Eat

The Telegraph

I wonder if Sir Bob Geldof, Bono or any of those other well-intentioned but heroically ignorant meddlers in Africa will read this book.

Apr 17 2009 | Read Full Review of It's Our Turn to Eat

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