Weep Not, Child - Part 1 (The Waning Light) - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Njoroge and Kamau stand on a hill outside their home and look towards the lights of Nairobi to discuss their brothers, Boro and Kori, who have gone to the city to look for work. They speak of Boro's anger with their father, of the importance of owning land, of the connection to home that will prevent Boro and Kori from forgetting them, and of the issues that might arise in the city, such as not being able to find work or the national workers’ strike that is being planned for all of the African workers in the country. Despite these concerns, Kamau says that he too would like to go to Nairobi and get another job. As it turns out, he does find another job, but it is in Kipanga town so he is able to remain at home...

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