Tracking the Scent of my Mother

Tracking the Scent of my Mother I d climb the steepest part of the bank and clamber onto the rickety plank and rope bridge Planting my bare buttocks on the planks I d dangle my feet over the edge to dry in the sweet morning sun It
  • Title: Tracking the Scent of my Mother
  • Author: Muthoni Garland
  • ISBN: 9781458088062
  • Page: 419
  • Format: ebook
  • Tracking the Scent of my Mother
    I d climb the steepest part of the bank and clamber onto the rickety plank and rope bridge Planting my bare buttocks on the planks, I d dangle my feet over the edge to dry in the sweet morning sun It was on this very same plank and rope bridge, two years later, that I pushed my half sister, Faith, into Ragati s rushing waters It was not my fault that she had never lear I d climb the steepest part of the bank and clamber onto the rickety plank and rope bridge Planting my bare buttocks on the planks, I d dangle my feet over the edge to dry in the sweet morning sun It was on this very same plank and rope bridge, two years later, that I pushed my half sister, Faith, into Ragati s rushing waters It was not my fault that she had never learned to swim Growing up in a polygamous home in rural Kenya, a develops a close bond with her extraordinarily beautiful mother When her mother abruptly escapes her life of drudgery, a s life darkens dangerously.Confronted time and again by adversity, she comes to believe that her confusion and loneliness will only cease once she reunites with her mother Bloodied but never bowed, ploughs though her torments But as tragedy escalates into crime, will her search ever end Peppered with dark humour, Tracking the Scent of my Mother is narrated in a poetic voice, with images so startling and real that you feel like you re visiting this landscape and eavesdropping on these people.
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  • Muthoni Garland

    Muthoni Garland is a founder member of Storymoja, a writer s collective based in Nairobi, Kenya She is an African author and storyteller who regularly speaks in schools and at events She has performed in both Kenya and the UK Her stories have been published in literary journals in Kenya, S Africa, UK and USA She is the author of two novellas published by Storymoja Halfway Between Nairobi and Dundori, and Tracking the Scent of My Mother, which was short listed for the Caine Prize Muthoni has also written six children books, published by Storymoja Her story, Kamau s Finish is used as a world literature text in UK and American schools In the latter, it is published in a critically acclaimed anthology compiled by Jane Kurtz Memories of Sun.

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