A tale of adventure and discovery in newly independent Kenya as an American Quaker boy comes of age in a troubled nation coming of age itself.
After the death of his mother, 11-year-old Mark Morgan starts a new life with his father at the Kwetu Quaker Mission high in the rain forest of western Kenya. It is 1966, just after Kenya’s bloody struggle for independence. As Mark embraces his own independence in this new home, he develops a deep love for the Kenyan people while experiencing cultural and sexual awakenings beyond his years. Beneath the mission's calm surface, however, simmer animosities left over from the long fight against colonialism—and what Mark discovers here will change him forever.
David Hallock Sanders has seen his short fiction, essays, and plays published in a range of journals and anthologies. He was shortlisted as a finalist for the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Prize for a novel-in-progress, and he is a winner of the Third Coast national fiction competition and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Autobiography Project. Busara Road is his first novel.
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Author:David Hallock Sanders
Puplisher: New Door Books, April 2019
paperback, 280 pages