Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century, the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that, they are told, have existed since the beginning of the world. But when the red' strangers come, sunburned Europeans who seek to colonize their homeland, the lives of the two Kikuyu tribesmen begin to change in dramatic new ways. Soon, their people are overwhelmed by unknown diseases that traditional magic seems powerless to control. And as the strangers move across the land, the tribe rapidly finds itself forced to obey foreign laws that seem at best bizarre, and that at worst entirely contradict the Kikuyu's own ancient ways, rituals and beliefs.


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October 1965 : UK Hardback

Title: Red Strangers (Queen's Classics)
Author(s): Elspeth Huxley
ISBN: 0-7010-0222-0 / 978-0-7010-0222-0 (UK edition)
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December 1964 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Strangers
Author(s): Elspeth Huxley
ISBN: 0-7011-0830-4 / 978-0-7011-0830-4 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Strangers (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Elspeth Huxley
ISBN: 0-14-118850-2 / 978-0-14-118850-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 1999 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Red Strangers (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Elspeth Huxley, Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0-14-118205-9 / 978-0-14-118205-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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