When Rain Clouds Gather And Maru - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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When Rain Clouds Gather And Maru - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 05/08/2010
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A RIVETING STORY FROM ONE OF AFRICA'S MOST IMPORTANT WOMAN WRITERS

'When Rain Clouds Gather and Maru are fairy tales about the transformations that love can wreak. And they transform love into a force to be thankful for' HELEN OYEYEMI

Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful and purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi, he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy.

Maru: Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a missionary's wife. She has only to open her mouth to cause confusion, for her education and English accent do not fit her looks. When she accepts her first teaching post, in a remote village, Margaret is befriended by Dikeledi, sister of Maru the chief-in-waiting. Despite making influential friends, Margaret faces prejudice even from the children she teaches, and her presence causes Maru and his best friend - also Dikeledi's lover - to become sworn enemies.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844086221
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 24 mm


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When Rain Clouds Gather and Maru are fairy tales about the transformations that love can wreak. And they transform love into a force to be thankful for - Helen Oyeyemi

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