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Bwana Kidogo

A memoir of Australian writer Chris Durrant about growing up in colonial Kenya in the years after the Second World War. The book traces the author’s journey from a toddler speaking Kiswahili with his Kikuyu ayah, to boarding school in the Rift Valley and then back home to Nairobi for his high school years. It is the tale of a fascinating period in Kenya’s history, moving from colonial rule, through the turbulence of the Mau Mau Emergency, and then the inevitable progression to full independence under Jomo Kenyatta seen from the point of view of an ordinary person who grew up there.

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“His writing has the gift of being unassuming yet attention grabbing.”
– Alan, United Kingdom