The Violent Nile: A Novella on East Africa

by Hari Prasad Shrestha

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"The tied men shouted from inside the locked house, pleading to be let go. From the forests, the women and children watched quietly. Suddenly the house was engulfed in flames. The men inside howled in agony and fear, but there was no help to be found." Inspired by the author's own experienc.....more


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"The tied men shouted from inside the locked house, pleading to be let go. From the forests, the women and children watched quietly. Suddenly the house was engulfed in flames. The men inside howled in agony and fear, but there was no help to be found."

Inspired by the author's own experiences from his time spent in East Africa, The Violent Nile is a moving account of the hardships faced by the Luo community under the biased and oppressive Bantro regime. It explores the theme of inter-tribal conflicts, which are a common occurrence in the region and often take on barbarous proportions, leaving behind a trail of widowed women and fatherless children.

Through deftly woven in tales of human bonds and relationships and elaborate descriptions of match-making practices and wedding ceremonies, the author has painted an evocative portrait of tribal community life.

About the author:

Hari Prasad Shrestha was born in Palpa, Nepal, and graduated from Tribhuvan University. He went on to Italy to complete his further studies and studied at the institute for Studies on Economic Development and the Italian Civil Service High institute. He has also studied at the University of Connecticut, USA.

He worked for the Nepalese government for three and a half decades under different ministries and has been associated with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa for the past four years. He is currently serving as a Revenue Specialist for UNDP, South Sudan.

He has two published books to his credit and regularly contributes articles to leading dailies across the world. He is also a member of the United Nations Volunteers, Nepal, and the Nepalese Journal of Administration, Management and Development.

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ISBN 9789383175383
Category Fiction and Literature
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2014
Publisher CinnamonTeal Publishing
Tags Africa , Novel , Tribal Life

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