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by Penny, Sarah

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TitleThe lies we shared
Author / Responsible partyPenny, Sarah
TopicsBiography. Kenya -- Fiction. Kenya.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


In this outstanding novel, we journey with Rebecca as she moves closer to an understanding of what occurred – a truth, or a set of lies she never suspected existed. Past and present intertwine as Rebecca lives vividly in both, edging towards the precipice of understanding. The Lies We Shared is rich in other details too – this is also a story about the farm invasions and their devastating impact on the lives of the farmers and their families who had to flee the country. But this is primarily a story about a fractured relationship between mother and daughter, of Rebecca’s closely-observed psychological journey toward some kind of resolution. Rebecca’s immersion in the land and lives of some of the Kenyans she encounters adds to the rich seam of strands that make up this story. Ultimately, this is about the lies we choose to tell, and sometimes to keep, in order that we may go on living, whatever the cost, and whatever the damage done.

Additional Information

System control numberS12014
Original Print PublisherJohannesburg, South Africa : Penguin Books, 2011.
NarratorLorelei St Roas.
Narrator NameLorelei St Roas.
Participant or performer noteLorelei St Roas.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator