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Something Of Value Something Of Value Is A Novel Based On Events That Took Place In Kenya Colony During The Violent Mau Mau Insurrection Of The 1950s, An Uprising That Was Confined Almost Exclusively To Members Of The Kikuyu Tribe It Is A Powerful, Gripping, And Sometimes Shocking Novel That Presents An Enlightening Glimpse Into The Lives Of All Sections Of The Population In Colonial Kenya.

[PDF] ↠ Something Of Value  Author Robert Ruark – Anguillais.us
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 627 pages
  • Something Of Value
  • Robert Ruark
  • English
  • 08 April 2017
  • 0552088145

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  1. says:

    What a book Where do I begin Robert Ruark, an African big game hunter from the American south, relates this true to life tale in a knowledgeable and intense manner although all characters are fictional.When the communists arrived in Kenya in the 1950 s to stir up trouble, young Kimani was a willing convert.But how could this happen Kimani was the son of respected tribal leader, Karanja, headman of Henry McKenzie s vast Kenyan plantation and best friends with young Peter McKenzie When the y What a book Where do I begin Robert Ruark, an African big game hunter from the American south, relates this true to life tale in a knowledgeable and intense manner although all characters are fictional.When the communists arrived in Kenya in the 1950 s to stir up trouble, young Kimani was a willing convert.But how could this happen Kimani was the son of respected tribal leader, Karanja, headman of Henry ...


  2. says:

    I was recomended this book by somebody and thought it was going to be a politically incorrect honest account of the communist funded Mau Mau revolution in Kenya What it actually is, is a historical fiction account of it I was truly blown away by this book Even though it doesn t always portray the whites in a very good light idiots would say this book is racist because it shows the utter brutality and ignorant superstions of the blacks These days you are only allowed to show the bad side of I was recomended this book by somebody and thought it was going to be a politically incorrect honest account of the communist funded Mau Mau revolution in Kenya What it actually is, is a historical fiction account of it I was truly blown away by this book Even though it doesn t always portray the whites in a very good light idiots wou...


  3. says:

    A surprising account of the Mau Mau Rebellion in British Kenya in the early 1950 s Why is it surprising Mainly because it s brutal in it s accounting of atrocities committed by both the Blacks and Whites.I didn t expect that from a mainstream novel published in the mid 1950 s The book doesn t pull any punches and it doesn t let either side off The book makes it clear both sides are to blame.However, as another reviewer has pointed out, Ruark does write mostly from the white farmer s point of A surprising account of the Mau Mau Rebellion in British Kenya in the early 1950 s Why is it surprising Mainly because it s brutal in it s accounting of atrocities committed by both the Blacks and Whites.I didn t expect that from a mainstream novel published in the mid 1950 s The book doesn t pull any punches and it doesn t let either side off The book makes it clear both sides are to blame.However, as another reviewer has pointed out, Ruark does write mostly from the white farmer s point of view since he knew the farmers and he couldn t help but write from their perspective Also this book was written in the 1950 s when the Cold War was at it s height and there is the inevitable appearance of the Soviets, albeit only in one chapter The Mau Mau Rebellion is shown to be the tool of those who would ensure that Communism takes over Africa So, despite Ruark s effort at being balanced, the fact that he personally knew many white settlers in Kenya and was anti communist and very few ...


  4. says:

    One of the books that made a lasting impression on me, first read fifty years ago, written by a man who actually experienced life in Africa, andparticularly, Kenya, firsthand His narrative of the lives of two childhood friends, one a white Englishman and one a native black Kikuyu, tells the story of the violent Mau Mau uprising against provincial English rule in the mid 1950s It is not a book for the faint of heart or the squeamish, but from other accounts I have read of Africa from the One of the books that made a lasting impression on me, first read fifty years ago, written by a man who actually experienced life in Africa, andparticularly, Kenya, firsthand His narrative of the lives...


  5. says:

    Robert Ruark, a journalist and writer of some success came to Kenya in 1949 to go on hunting safari While there he became a close friend of the famed white hunter Harry Selby who owned a 40,000 acre cattle ranch in the White Highlands near Mt Kenya During the next six years he went back several times and was a firsthand witness to the beginning of the Mau Mau rebellion and State of Emergency which began in 1952 up until the eventual suppression of the rebellion in 1956 The violence of the reb Robert Ruark, a journalist and writer of some success came to Kenya in 1949 to go on hunting safari While there he became a close friend of the famed white hunter Harry Selby who owned a 40,000 acre cattle ranch in the White Highlands near Mt Kenya During the next six years he went back several times and was a firsthand witness to the beginning of the Mau Mau rebellion and State of Emergency which began in 1952 up until the eventual suppression of the rebellion in 1956 The violence of the rebellion and the impact it had on the small white Kenyan settler community was given wide newspaper coverage in Europe and North America but Ruark thought the coverage was overly biased in favour of the white settlers ...


  6. says:

    Ruark s Something of Value appeared in 1955, just at the end of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya I read it as a young boy and found it both exhilarating in its depiction of late colonial Kenya and horrifying in its account of the Mau Mau and their atrocities These days, of course, the Mau Mau are regarded as nationalist freedom fighters though of course the vast majority of their victims were non Kikuyu black Africans and it s the British and their internment camps rather than the Mau Mau wi Ruark s Something of Value appeared in 1955, just at the end of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya I read it as a young boy and found it both exhilarating in its depiction of late colonial Kenya and horrifying in its account of the Mau Mau and their atrocities These days, of course, the Mau Mau are regarded as nationalist freedom fighters though of course the vast majority of their victims were non Kikuyu black Africans and it s the British and their internment camps rather than the Mau Mau with their machetes who are regarded as the prepetrators of atrocities Ruark took his account of the Mau Mau largely from white settlers in Kenya his hosts while he was there hunting back in the days of safaris and White Hunters and it s very much an account of the Mau Mau from the perspective of the beleaguered ...


  7. says:

    This is one of the seminal novels of my adolescence Robert Ruark captured a culture in change and brought it to life I ve been thinking about it lately, because the current terror campaign being waged by ISIS is similar in so many ways, breaking all social ...


  8. says:

    This book was phenomenal Although a work of fiction, it has been said that this book is very true to the time of the Mau Mau uprising in Africa in the middle of the 20th century Impeccably researched and beautifully written Not a book for the faint of heart and not something th...


  9. says:

    This is quite a book, written at the time it s set Ruark holds nothing back as he describes the unimaginable barbarism ultimately both sides resort to during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s Brutality on full display, from a brutal time on a brutal continent.


  10. says:

    This book was one of the most influential books in my life with regard to understanding colonialism It was years after I read it, when I came to understand what it had been about as a young teenager without much teaching in real history, you don t get a lot of the subtleties of the world order and fading empires This book, and The Real World of Democracy by CB McPherson should be read together.The book shows how friends lives can change dramatically because of the politics of their ...

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