The Gift

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Solomon is a sixteen year old village boy from rural Kenya. On his first visit to the capital city, Nairobi, he is taken to a boxing match by his father. Back in his village, Solomon convinces his grandfather, a Kamba medicine man, to give him the power that he needs to succeed. He returns to the city to pursue his dream, but finds that the only person who will train him is the neighbourhood criminal, Charles. The Gift is a coming of age story in a city where to be called a ‘survivor’ is the highest compliment that can be paid. The Gift was short-listed for the Vogel/Australian literary award – the major Australian literary award for novelists under the age of 35. The Judges’ comments are as follows: “Very absorbing. I was struck by its authenticity. There are all sorts of resonances that I found impressive.” “Convincing, the attention never flags. The final images stay with the reader and open up possibilities for the protagonist who has... More > undergone his rights of passage.”< Less
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July 27, 2011
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