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Squatter's Farm - Kipkeny Lagat

Paperback Published: 13th May 2017
ISBN: 9781911412304
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Squatters' Farm is a satirical masterpiece, told from a young boy's point of view spanning around survival and resilience. Born in Republic of Kalyaland, a country in post independence Africa, at the time when political greed was beginning to flourish, Kipsisei finds himself being brought up with his peers in a vast land of great abundance. To him at, first, life was like a smooth road filled with gaiety. However, life takes a nasty twist when some internal and external forces characterized by socio-political vices accompanied by an incessant quest for democracy weighs in and distort his boyhood happiness. As if not enough some dark forces, with the assistance of the ruling authority, hatch a scheme to grab the land he has known as home leading to what seemed as a forceful eviction. In an attempt to salvage the land, he is sucked into an endless string of violence that in turn results in suffering, destitution and wanton violation of fundamental human rights.

An authentic, well written piece of work!

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A story well-narrated story that defines resilience in its owns levels. A blend of tears and triumph told in a very authentic perspective.I totally enjoyed the read.

Melbourne Australia

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Depicts the true picture of an African country

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Inspiring book indeed

Kapenguria Kenya

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Satirical Masterpiece

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SQUATTERS' FARM- Kipkeny J Lagat This is a moving story of resilience told from a young boy's point of view. The country is Kalyaland, somewhere in post-independent Africa. It is the time of the second scramble for whatever was left behind by the colonial masters. Despite the abundance that Kipsisei was born and raised to experience, the conniving of socio-political forces dents this ambiance. It is about a young democracy choked by greed. Where the defenseless are left to the wimps of fate. Kipsisei's home, the only land he has come to know as his birthright, is now the center of bitter struggles as events spin into contention between the authorities and the inhabitants.

Hampton Park, Victoria Australia

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ISBN: 9781911412304
ISBN-10: 1911412302
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 13th May 2017
Publisher: Dolman Scott
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.22

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