Section Fae 1 How to Use This Guide 2 Meja Mwangi The Man and His Work. 1. Historical Background. 5. A General Summary of the Novel. 7. Chapter. Title, Carcase for hounds. Volume of African writers series. Author, Meja Mwangi. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Heinemann Educational, Original from . Mwangi has “exhumed his Mau Mau ghost” in his two novels Carcase for Hounds and Taste of Death (note). The’thrillers that Mwangi began to write during the.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kellvin Mute rated it really liked it Jan 29, The novel received mixed reviews by critics. Member feedback about Dorothy L. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Balogun, who has been making films for more than three decades, is part of the first generation of Nigerian filmmakers.

Notify me of new comments via email. The British adopt a negative attitude towards Africans and never mind about their lives.

Carcase for Hounds

The British establish indirect rule in the novel through use of African chiefs and collaborators as a way of establishing their rule over Kenya houndss instance they appoint chief Maguru Nyanga and chief Simba Wamai Kahuru to preside over Pinewood forest station.

While Mwangi has touched on all of these concerns, we might divide his work into three major categories. The novel concerns the Mau Mau liberation struggle during the latter days of British colonial rule and attempts, by the actions of the main protagonists, to show how Mau Mau was organized and why it took so long for the colonial government to defeat them.

The white settlers even employs foreign soldiers who are deployed in Nairobi to come and safeguard their carcase.

General Haraka comes to realize how the weather has changed despite his illness. The personality and character of captain Kingsley leads to the defeat of Africans. It is set primarily in remote portions of Kenya, where fro fighting took place in rain forests and on mountains. Larson, also writing for Books Abroad, said contributed to a well-thought out and fast-paced plot.


The Captain is under pressure from his superiors, who demand immediate results in the attempts to crush the resistance met with from Haraka and his men. Fictional books that appear in other types of media, such as television shows, are listed in List of fictional books from non-print media. The popularity of the novels inspired the Ruritanian romance genre of literature, film, and theatre that features stories set in a fictional country, usually in Central Europe and Eastern Europe, such as Ruritania Burns did, however, praise Mwangi’s prose and descriptive abilities.

Mwangi, the path to a popular writer was never obtained casually. Captain Kingsley and his men also sacrifice their lives to hunt for a tough, elusive and slippery Haraka who can kill them at any time.

This brings out aspects of colonialism since Bwana Jackson only minds about his carcaze and ignores even about the death of his cook, Weru. To the contrary, Charles R.

M rated it really liked it Apr 21, He kills three of his own men. The title is reflected in the negative attitude of the white man towards the Africans as carcawe British care less since they have guns and dogs to protect them. Carcase for Hounds is a novel by Kenyan writer Meja Mwangi first published in Trivia About Carcase for Hounds.

Mwangi rated it it was amazing Jun 22, They have to suffer the bad weather and the difficult topography in line to fulfill the interests of carcasr Emergency Council. Samantha rated it liked it Nov 21, The Liki river has also changed drastically as it is no longer roaring like it used to be from three hundred yards away. Frontispiece to the Macmillan Publishers edition, illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson The Prisoner of Zenda houndx, by Anthony Hope, is an adventure novel in which the King of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus is unable to attend the ceremony.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Killam criticized the book for reasons similar to Burns, faulting the shallow development of characters others than those involved in carvase top hierarchy of ofr the British and rebel forces. General Jembe also sacrifices his own life when he is killed at the Aberdares by the British while fighting for the independence of Kenya alongside the Mau-Mau terrorists for the sake of all Kenyans.


Kimamo sacrifices his life, family and comfort by accepting to fight against the British though he knows he might be killed in the process. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. Haraka is a former village chief whose disagreement with Kingsley, before the conflict, causes him to consider rebelling against the British.

Morris Mwenda rated it it was amazing Nov 27, This article about a s novel is a stub. Pulp fiction writers Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. List of fictional books topic A fictional book is a non-existent book created specifically for i.

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Haraka is a former village chief whose disagreement with Kingsley, before the conflict, causes him to consider rebelling against the British. After prolonged period in the Kenyan and African publishing scene over the years, he moved to the US after the recognition in several awards and winning acrcase.

The desire for colonial dominance influences the British to continuously hound General Haraka and his men. Copywriters Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. General Haraka has transformed from a former chief to a brutal forest fighter.

Carcase for Hounds by Meja Mwangi

Burns, writing for the journal Books Abroadcriticized the book for being largely action, with only superficial plot and characters. The government soldiers have also changed their methods of attacking the terrorists for instance they used to attack them following a planned schedule and time table and strict regulations but now attack anyhow and suddenly in the unexpected hours of the night.

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