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Green City in the Sun by Barbara Wood
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Green City in the Sun (1988)

by Barbara Wood

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    I dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann (mene)
    mene: Both books take place in Kenya and are about European women going to live there.
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  LynneQuan | Sep 21, 2017 |
n 1917, Dr. Grace Treverton arrives in Kenya, determined to bring modern medicine to the African natives. Her brother, Sir Valentine Treverton, has his own dream for the British protectorate: to establish an agricultural empire to rival any in England. The aspirations of the wealthy Trevertons collide with those of the Mathenge tribe, an African family that has lived on the land for years. Grace soon finds a deadly rival in Mama Wachera, an African medicine woman who fights to maintain native traditions against the encroaching whites. After Wachera curses the Trevertons, a series of tragedies threatens to destroy what the once-great family fought to create. But the fates of future generations of these two remarkable families are inextricably bound.
A bold and brilliant achievement, Green City in the Sun brims with all the drama, violence, and fierce beauty of the Kenyan landscape. ( )
  Smits | Mar 10, 2017 |
I read this book because it referred to Nairobi, but while I wouldn't rate it well as a work of fiction, as melodrama it was a hoot. The author may jumble just about every aspect of Kenyan history in some way, but there is no variety of love forlorn that doesn't appear here, gay, straight, inter-racial, elderly, etc. Mix in an accidental self-poisoning by ether, a Mau Mau who is half Masaai and decides to donate his own mixed race baby for an oathing ceremony and it's quite a wild ride, but great literature it aint. Read it if you have time to kill. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
The story of a female doctor in Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century. A great adventure, well written, well reserached and successfully fullfilled. ( )
  Luli81 | Oct 24, 2010 |
Green City in the Sun is a magnificent saga, the story of two proud and powerful families - one British, one African - and their battle over Kenya's destiny in the twentieth century. It is a story with all the drama, violence and fierce beauty of the Kenyan landscape. It starts in 1917 in Kenya.
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Une histoire vive et violente, fondée sur une très étonnante documentation médicale.
added by Ariane65 | editLe Figaro, Gilles Lambert
 
Un gros roman dépaysant, érudit, passionnant
added by Ariane65 | editLe journal du Dimanche, Annette Colin-Simard
 

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Barbara Woodprimary authorall editionscalculated
Menini, Maria AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ohl, ManfredTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sartorius, HansTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Widebäck, BarbroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A John Makarewich, affectueusement.
A ma mère, qui toute sa vie a prêté foi aux prophéties d'une certaine diseuse de bonne aventure ; à mon époux, George, et à mon père, qui tous deux m'ont encouragée et soutenue.
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Born into the tumultuous world of ancient Antioch, Selene is orphaned at birth. But before her father dies, he leaves a puzzling clue to her heritage: she has come from the gods and has a special destiny to fulfill.

In the coming years, Selene studies the primitive healing arts with Mera, the healer-woman who adopts her. She learns how to lower fevers by brewing Hecate’s Cure from the willow tree, how to apply green mold to an open wound to prevent infection, and most importantly, how to calm a patient by summoning the inner power of the “soul flame.”

But on her sixteenth birthday, Selene falls in love with Andreas, a passionate and troubled surgeon. When fate cruelly separates them, Selene’s search for Andreas takes her to the great centers of civilization in the ancient world—Egypt, Babylon, and Rome. Desperate to find Andreas, Selene is torn between love and her dreams of healing when a revolutionary vision brings her to the fulfillment of her destiny—and the dawn of modern medicine.
In 1917, Dr. Grace Treverton arrives in Kenya, determined to bring modern medicine to the African natives. Her brother, Sir Valentine Treverton, has his own dream for the British protectorate: to establish an agricultural empire to rival any in England.

The aspirations of the wealthy Trevertons collide with those of the Mathenge tribe, an African family that has lived on the land for years. Grace soon finds a deadly rival in Mama Wachera, an African medicine woman who fights to maintain native traditions against the encroaching whites. After Wachera curses the Trevertons, a series of tragedies threatens to destroy what the once-great family fought to create. But the fates of future generations of these two remarkable families are inextricably bound.
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A story of two proud and powerful families--one British, one African--and their battle over Kenya's destiny in the twentieth century.

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