Very interesting narrator's voice, and insight into village society - could be set anywhere there is rigid caste or class system,
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This review is from: Maru (Heinemann African Writers Series) (Paperback)
The relationships between the three male central characters and the two female central characters are played out against backdrop of their relative positions in the hierarchy of the village. The overturning of the fixed social order, when Margaret from the slave class becomes powerful is a dawning of a new era for the oppressed Masawra, but not too much of a fairy tale as there are ambiguities and complexities. So much is compressed into this short, powerful book; it is easy to glide over the deeper meanings on first reading, so worth reading twice.