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  • Red Strangers
  • Elspeth Huxley
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  • 14 August 2020
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This is such a tragic book And I was so torn while reading it mostly for conflicting ideas revolving around the pros and cons of issues such as science and technology as well as cultural relativism If these are topics that interest you then Red Strangers is a must readRed Strangers is a book by Elspeth Huxley cousin in law of Aldous Huxley narrating the conflicts that appear when European colonialists entered Kikuyu territory The book is written from a Kikuyu perspective and the narrative spans 5 generations showing slowly how traditional Kikuyu rituals and customs are giving way to European ones It is amazingly written and immerses the reader right in the middle of the Kikuyu mindset such that when the Europeans arrive in the narrative familiar European customs become almost unrecognizable to the readerAll throughout the book I had little mental battles with myself On the one hand I found it tragic that cultural diversity was being reduced and that traditional practices were slowly being eradicated because of incoming outside influence It was basically the anthropologist s nightmare But on the other hand I also think that this is a natural conseuence of the progress of science and technology And it is simply natural to expect that the group with the better science will ultimately prevail On top of that I guess I do not believe in cultural relativism any I suppose part of me already thinks that there are some cultural aspects that have flaws and must not be embraced simply because they are part of some cultureTake female genital mutilation for example Should we allow it arguing that this practice is deeply ingrained in some African societies and we should embrace cultural diversity and by extension female genital mutilation Or should we abolish it because we know scientifically that it actually is not beneficial for the female Reflecting on it I don t believe there is an absolute truth Truth and its implications are relative and change over time But I do think that if you take time constant and take a snapshot of the state of affairs of the world in one particular time then you would see absolute truth so to speak I do not buy the idea that my truth can be different from yours right now in this moment But I do recognize the possibility that my truth can be replaced with some other superior truth later in a different time After all this is scientific progress If you give me a better hypothesis then by all means I would adopt that hypothesis But don t tell me that your current hypothesis is also valid when my current hypothesis explains the world better than yoursAll of this is at the intellectual level but what I don t want to forget and now mention is the fact that there are tragic conseuences to these scientific and technological advances This book makes me think on how one can advance science and technology and yet still be responsible in doing it When Europeans arrived to Africa they were brash and cruel treating locals as second class citizens sometimes even as slaves All because they had the better science All because their medicines were effective than the goat sacrifices of the Kikuyu All because their guns were powerful than the spears and swords of the Kikuyu warriors But I think one thing lacking here is the respect for human rights This is a tricky song to dance to but as responsible human beings I think it should always factor into all decisions we make It is one thing to advance science but it is another to advance it responsiblyOverall I found this book very moving and raises important uestions that are relevant to us all even now in the 21st century I give it 5 out of 5 stars And I am glad that Richard Dawkins has recommended it to meSee my other book reviews here Angstspiel itself forced to obey foreign laws that seem at best bizarre and that at worst entirely contradict the Kikuyu's own ancient ways rituals and belief. 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read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Î Elspeth Huxley Elspeth Huxley Î 7 summary characters Red Strangers 107 Growing up in Kenya in the early twentieth century the brothers Matu and Muthegi are raised according to customs that they are told have existed since the beginning of the world But when the 'red' strangers come sunburne. I loved the fiction look into pre colonial Kikuyu life I especially loved the point of view from which the story is told that of the Kikuyu evident in the title of the book Red Strangers As opposed to the regular depictions of how strange pre colonial Africa was to the European Huxley shows just how strange and utterly incomprehensible dare I say senseless the Europeans and their ways were It made me reconsider a lot of what today is taken for granted and as matter of fact in the way we run our worlds especially the inherited colonial ways in which we run the worlds of African nations A passage I liked that shows the idiocy of a prison system in dealing with wrongs from pg 202 The affair of the young man s death is between Karue and my father Waseru What has the stranger to do with it That is stranger s law Matu killed he evil man Therefore he stays with stranger Then what does Karue receive in compensation for his son who is dead He not receive anything Then the stranger gets something for Karue s loss and Karue s clan gets nothing at all