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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:
My Dreams, My Choices
Clementine Wamboye Girenge
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Felly lived with her extended family in rural Kenya. Given the area they lived in, sometimes many obstacles came her family’s way, yet she learned to look at the positives and pursue her goal of getting a good education.
Felly’s grandmother is a bitter old woman and doesn’t really care about what is happening to anyone else, including her husband who is sick. Her grandmother has lost several of her children to the famines of Africa, and she doesn’t really want anyone else to be happy.
When Felly goes to Nairobi to attend school, she is dismayed at the treatment she gets because she can’t afford the same things as everyone else and the staff at the school are very mean, beating the children on a daily basis.
When the staff at the school are replaced due to poor performance, many of the students are dismayed. But in her heart, Felly knows she can finish her education regardless of what happens.
Through her own strength and the strength of others, she is able to accomplish what she wants.
“My Dreams, My Choices” is a very inspiring book written by Clementine Wamboye Girenge. There are times in one’s life when things don’t always look bright, but, as the author says, you have to look at the bright side in all that you do.