Monday, December 17, 2012


Rebeka Njau began to write creatively from her schooldays. A revered Kenyan writer for decades, she wrote her play, The scar whilst in university in east Africa. Her works would focus on the strength, durability and mystical powers of women. African myths are also imaginatively explored in her writing.
Njau's novel, Ripples in the pool, is her best known work, though a later novel, The sacred seed, reinforces her literary reputation. Other published works are – The hypocrite and other stories, Kenyan women heroes and their mystical powers.


Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and
Human Contexts by Chantal J. Zabus (Stanford University Press; Literary Criticism)

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