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Joki [Paperback]

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Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2005
Publisher   PLEASANT WORD #888
ISBN  1414102976  
EAN  9781414102979  


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When elephants fight, the grass suffers - African Proverb Set in Kenya and UK between 1963-2004, this novel tells the deeply moving story of Joki, an abandoned orphan, and her loving foster-father, Mr. Tembo. After receiving an engineering degree and working in England, Tembo returns to Kenya to head a multinational engineering company. A combination of happenstance, government corruption and hard work propels him into profound wealth that drives his wife and clan to fight him and each other. As the elephantine feuding over real estate, horticulture export-business, family allegiance and religion escalates, Joki is gravely trampled. Hope and despair mix with laughter and tears as unlikely sources come to Joki's aid, offering her hidden wisdom with which to protect herself, and possibly fulfill her father's deepest longing. With several unexpected twists and turns, this profound yet humorously narrated story demonstrates the restorative power of love and faith in the face of greed and cruelty. With compassionate realism born from personal experience, sociologist Njeri Mbugua takes us inside an African society rarely discussed-the modern affluent Africa where children are chauffeured to exclusive private schools, and uniformed watchmen with fierce dogs protect mansion-dwellers from their countrymen ravaged by AIDS, famine and poverty. Each year an abandoned orphan like Joki is thrust into this elite bubble, occasionally with startling repercussions.

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Set in Kenya and UK between 1963-2004, this novel tells the deeply moving story of Joki, an abandoned orphan, and her loving foster-father, Mr. Tembo. After receiving an engineering degree and working in England, Tembo returns to Kenya to head a multinational engineering company. A combination of happenstance, government corruption and hard work propels him into profound wealth that drives his wife and clan to fight him and each other. As the elephantine feuding over real estate, horticulture export-business, family allegiance and religion escalates, Joki is gravely trampled. Hope and despair mix with laughter and tears as unlikely sources come to Joki's aid, offering her hidden wisdom with which to protect herself, and possibly fulfill her father's deepest longing. With several unexpected twists and turns, this profound yet humorously narrated story demonstrates the restorative power of love and faith in the face of greed and cruelty. --------------- With compassionate realism born from personal experience, sociologist Njeri Mbugua takes us inside an African society rarely discussed-the modern affluent Africa where children are chauffeured to exclusive private schools, and uniformed watchmen with fierce dogs protect mansion-dwellers from their countrymen ravaged by AIDS, famine and poverty. Each year an abandoned orphan like Joki is thrust into this elite bubble, occasionally with startling repercussions.

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Enjoyable sociology  Mar 18, 2005
On the back cover we are told that sociologist Njeri Mbugua "takes us inside an African society rarely discussed," creating a "profound yet humorously narrated story [that] demonstrates the restorative power of love and faith in the face of greed and cruelty." As a fellow sociologist who reads work that usually puts one to sleep within minutes, I was a little worried that "Joki" would go down the same road. I'm very happy to report that I was wrong, as in addition to having me hooked and rooting for Joki from page one, Mbugua also very nicely weaves sociological insights into the narrative. It is a rare treat when an author can both entertain and educate us, especially in a post-9/11 world. Thank you, Njeri Mbugua!
 
A Masterpiece  Feb 20, 2005
Changing generational values in Kenya, every person's desperate need for loving acceptance, and the timeless battle between good and evil are all themes eloquently treated by Njeri Mbugua. It's easy to become attached to Joki as she grows up with unimaginable rejection - and then as she eventually finds genuine love. But this novel is far more than a captivating romance. It's a mental exercise in facing life's BIG questions.
 
Best Novel I've read in a long time!  Feb 20, 2005
This book is a must read. The author takes you through the life of Joki in a captivating, suspenseful and hopeful way that keeps you engaged and unable to put the book down. I definitely want to read more books by this author.
 
Captivating, funny, and hopeful!  Feb 4, 2005
Joki is a book you want to start reading on a Friday evening because you will want to finish reading it before work interrupts! It's a great story with lots of humor and information. The book leaves you with a sense of hope and a smile on your face.
 
Joki  Jan 18, 2005
I read this book in two days, and I am not a person who reads books in two days. The author kept my attention through the entire book. With the twists and turns of life, Mbugua told a story that was utterly depressing at times, and laugh out loud hysterical at others. I became emotionally attached to Joki, and wanted to save her from heartache through out the book. This book crosses cultural lines and is has a story that any person could relate to.
 

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