After 4:30 rocketed the now reknown author, David G. Maillu, to become the most widely read, controversial and humorous writer in East Africa in the 1970s. Told in African traditional poetic or song-style, provocative and bluntly-critical, the book gives a refreshing and entertaining read.
It craftily unravels the problems of housewives, office secretaries, sex workers, with unusual frankness and remarkable clarity. Philosophically, Maillu penetrates beyond mere preoccupations with sex and reveals the pangs of moral purity in a culturally transitional African world governed by materialism. It is a must for champions of Women Liberation Movements.
You are likely to find three copies of this book within one family for, when the husband is reading it, he doesn’t want his wife to know he is reading it. When the wife is reading it, she doesn’t want her husband to know she is reading it. And finally when the mature children are reading it, they don’t want the parents to know that they are reading it. Why? Find out.