The River Between Topics for Discussion

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In the initial scene, Waiyaki breaks up a fight between two boys. Describe that scene in detail. What is the significance of that scene later in the story?

How does Waiyaki come to attend the Mission school? Against what does his father warn Waiyaki? Does Waiyaki successfully adhere to his father's advice? What things about Waiyaki could have been different without this experience?

Why does Muthoni run away? Why does Nyambura remain with her parents? What is the significance of the circumcision ritual for the people of the tribe? What does Waiyaki come to realize about the Missionaries' attempts to eliminate the ritual? Do you believe he is correct? Why or why not?

How does Waiyaki become aware of Nyambura? How do the two manage to meet over the coming months? Why are they kept apart? Have the two made wise choices with regard...

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