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The Red Moon: A Novel by Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Haulsey will encourage readers to rethink notions of African identity and understand the challenges that individuals, particularly young women, face in creating a sense of themselves. If you're one not particularly inclined to excessively romanticized prose, then I would not recommend The Red Moon for you. A graduate of the New York High School of Performing Arts and Rutgers University, she is currently at work on her second novel, Keepers of the Word. Fat, fairly bursting, as I remember, it rode so low in the sky that it grazed the backs of the leopards who hissed and spat and cursed it for interrupting the hunt. Wow, what an experience of inter- and intratribal, male-female, intrafamily relationships in Kenya! As she begins to comprehend the fact that, moment-by-moment, she is the driving force that is creating the reality in which she lives, her life starts to take some drastic turns.

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The Red Moon by Kuwana Haulsey · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

the red moon haulsey kuwana

Disgusted by Nasarian's refusal to be circumcised and thus initiated into the traditional role of wife and mother, Lolorok allows his sister to be inherited by a distant cousin. She is dogged by the memory of her father, who was caught in the midst of a brutal war, branded with the name Mau Mau, imprisoned as a terrorist. On the verge of adulthood, Nasarian finds herself trapped between the demands of her traditional tribal life and her desire to live abroad as a writer. It caressed the thorny tips of the acacia trees, bending them, seeming to crush them with light. Fat, fairly bursting, as I remember, it rode so low in the sky that it grazed the backs of the leopards who hissed and spat and cursed it for interrupting the hunt.

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Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

She is dogged by the memory of her father, who was caught in the midst of a brutal war, branded with the name Mau Mau, imprisoned as a terrorist. However, I want to honor the author for her writing with regards to cultural accuracy. Fat, fairly bursting, as I remember, it rode so low in the sky that it grazed the backs of the leopards who hissed and spat and cursed it for interrupting the hunt. Disgusted by Nasarian's refusal to be circumcised and thus initiated into the traditional role of wife and mother, Lolorok allows his sister to be inherited by a distant cousin. Nasarian is convinced that no matter how hard she fights, she will never be allowed to call her life her own.

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The Red Moon: A Novel by Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

Nasarian plight as well as those of all the women in the novel, tugs at the heart strings. Weaving ancient myth and folklore into the tapestry of Nasarian's personal quest, The Red Moon chronicles the yearning of a brave young woman while simultaneously depicting a nation's equally fierce search for a truthful and lasting spiritual independence. Despite the apparently lenient terms of the arrangement, Nasarian flees to the forest, where, in the company of two elderly elephant mothers, she meditates at length on the brutal, death-scarred lives of her parents, who eventually found solace in the traditions of Samburu ancestors. When both parents are killed by raiding tribesmen, Nasarian runs away because she refuses to submit to female circumcision. On the verge of adulthood, Nasarian finds herself trapped between the demands of her traditional tribal life and her desire to live abroad as a writer.

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The Red Moon: A Novel by Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

It caressed the thorny tips of the acacia trees, bending them, seeming to crush them with light. A member of a despised tribe many Kenyans think the Samburu are backward and lonely, she took a white lover, then fell for Augustin, the college janitor and a fellow Samburan. Disgusted by Nasarian's refusal to be circumcised and thus initiated into the traditional role of wife and mother, Lolorok allows his sister to be inherited by a distant cousin. A picture is worth a thousand words. To view it, The ending was a bit of a shocker.

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The Red Moon by Kuwana Haulsey (2001, Hardcover) for sale online

the red moon haulsey kuwana

Left alone and defenseless against those in her family who wish her ill will, Nasarian must leave her home and go live with her brutal elder brother. Disgusted that she will not be circumcised therefore, forfeiting being married, Nasarian is given to a cousin to help raise his youngest daughter. With an intensity rare in modern fiction, The Red Moon takes readers into the heart of an incredibly courageous young woman. Fat, fairly bursting, as I remember, it rode so low in the sky that it grazed the backs of the leopards who hissed and spat and cursed it for interrupting the hunt. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included.

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THE RED MOON by Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

Stunning in its revelations, The Red Moon portrays incisively a way of life rarely glimpsed by those who have not experienced its richness and survived its terror. When her parents die suddenly, Nasarian's plan to escape her sheltered world is undermined by her scornful brother Lolorok. First her father dies leaving all the women in her family vulnerable to the actions and decisions of the males in the family. Haulsey's dramatic and often brutally violent first novel is the story of Nasarian, a scholar and budding feminist reared by the reclusive Samburu tribe in rural Kenya. On my first trip to Samburu, I stayed in a town called Maralal with the district water chief, a man named Karanga and his sister Christine. The novel centers on Nasarian, the daughter of a successful Samburu herdsman and his Somali fourth wife.

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The Red Moon by Kuwana Haulsey (ebook)

the red moon haulsey kuwana

She is haunted by the spirit of her mother, captured in a bloody raid and destined, like Nasarian, to be an outcast. With an intensity rare in modern fiction, The Red Moon takes readers into the heart of an incredibly courageous young woman. She is caught between her tribal life and her desired life of a writer abroad. I couldn't feel bad for him. I believe that this realization of personal power and control can be a life altering moment of epiphany and I want to confront my readers with that idea. In those cases, their lives are still very similar the characters in the book.

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The Red Moon by Kuwana Haulsey

the red moon haulsey kuwana

That understanding parallels the metamorphosis that also begins to take place in her life. Nasarian runs away, sparking a sweeping journey of discovery that evokes fifty years and three generations of her family history. . Appalled by Nasarian's refusal to be circumcised and thus initiated into the traditional role of wife and mother, Lolorok allows his sister to be inherited by a distant cousin. When her parents die suddenly, Nasarian's plan to escape her sheltered world is undermined by her scornful brother Lolorok. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries. A book that has been read but is in good condition.

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