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Washington introduces his best friends from school to his father whose shocking and harsh but eventually prescient response to the introduction reveals a post-independent Kenyan society that is markedly different from the one the son has hitherto shared with the friends. The father's brutal honesty leaves an indelible mark on the little boy's psyche and sets Washington off on a long and oftentimes arduous journey that takes him from the rural, familiar and safe albeit hardy surroundings of Apondo, Nyanza, Kenya to the sandy beaches of San Diego, Southern California, finally settling him in the world-famous climes of Silicon Valley, Northern California. Washington repeats a journey first undertaken by thousands in the 1700s: A journey that became an annual ritual for millions thereafter; all in their pursuit of their dream; their American Dream.She took my order with nary a smile nor the small talk customary with restaua€” rant workers. I told her that ... My glass of Arnold Palmer a€” iced tea with lemonade to the uninitiated a€” went empty, as did my plate of what I was led to believe wasanbsp;...

Author:Washington M. Osiro
Publisher:FriesenPress - 2013-04


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