Section Fae 1 How to Use This Guide 2 Meja Mwangi The Man and His Work. 1. Historical Background. 5. A General Summary of the Novel. 7. Chapter. Title, Carcase for hounds. Volume of African writers series. Author, Meja Mwangi. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Heinemann Educational, Original from . Mwangi has “exhumed his Mau Mau ghost” in his two novels Carcase for Hounds and Taste of Death (note). The’thrillers that Mwangi began to write during the.
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Carcase for Hounds is a novel by Kenyan writer Meja Mwangi first published in The novel concerns the Mau Mau hounrs struggle during the latter days of British colonial cadcase and caracse, by the actions of the main protagonists, to show how Mau Mau was organized and why it took so long for the colonial government to defeat them. The novel was also adapted into a carcasw by Ola BalogunCry Freedom ; not to be confused with the more famous film of the same name.
The novel concerns the conflict between the fictional General Haraka, a leader of the Mau Mau, and British forces representing the colonial government, led by Captain Kingsley. Haraka is a former village chief whose disagreement with Kingsley, before the conflict, causes him to consider rebelling against the British. It is set primarily in remote portions of Kenya, where the fighting took place in rain forests and on mountains.
The novel received mixed reviews by critics. Burns, writing for the journal Books Abroad, criticized the book for being largely action, with only superficial plot and characters.
Burns did, however, praise Mwangi’s prose and descriptive abilities. Killam criticized the book for reasons similar to Burns, faulting the shallow development of characters others than those involved in the top hierarchy hohnds respective the British and rebel forces. To the contrary, Charles R. Larson, also writing for Books Abroad, said that the fact that the novel alternates between the perspective of the Mau Mau and the British forces, which Charles R.
Larson, also writing for Books Abroad, said contributed to a well-thought out and fast-paced plot. The novel was also adapted into a movie by Ola Balogun, Cry Freedom ; not to be confused with the more famous film of the fo name.
Reception The novel received mixed reviews by cri Hoknds Mwangi born 27 December  is one of Kenya’s leading novelists. Kenyatta College and studied at the University of Leeds for a while. He was Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa Hounxs, the path to a popular writer was never obtained casually.
After prolonged period in the Kenyan and African publishing scene over carrcase years, he moved to the US after the recognition in several awards and winning reputation.
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Catalog Record: Notes on Meja Mwangi’s Carcase for hounds | Hathi Trust Digital Library
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