Book review: The Promised Land by Grace Ogot

The Promised LandThe Promised Land by Grace Ogot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Global Voices friend, Laila, who lives in Kenya, gave me this book during her visit to Egypt. It hit me deeply how can Kenya and Egypt be so similar regarding family ties and traditions, and how local traditions are sometimes considered part of religion, sometimes even overwhelming it. Whenever you read the first chapter you won’t leave it until the end.

I give this book 5/5, I really enjoyed it, and it gave me an idea why Egypt should be explicitly back to her African roots.

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