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Author: Susan Wamucii Kung'u
Genre: Creative non-fiction
No. of pages: 260
Size of book: 198mm x 129mm
Price: Ksh 1500
Year of Publication: 2016

The candour of Susan Kungu’s memoirs should lead every Kenyan man to reassess his understanding of matrimonial obligation. Although she is embraced as Wamucii --’she who belongs to the home’ her triumphant, spiritual journey must give us pause. For every Kenyan woman this book must be an inspiration." John Sibi-Okumu, writer and broadcast journalist

”Susan Wamucii Kung'u walks us through the story of her life, from her youth in England, the fascination with Africa, and finally how love landed her in Kenya. The writing is from the heart, a heart that is mending and finding bloom in discovery of inner strength. Wamucii\\\'s story is not the textbook \\\'cross-cultural marriage is a challenge story\\\', it is the tale of an individual adventurer, who keeps learning new things about life, about herself, about people and about making the best of tricky situations. It‘s the story of an ordinary person, an individual: the real makers of history, whose stories are usually untold. If for no other reason but this, read this book: it will set you thinking about your own story and place in history." Oby Obyerodhyambo, theatre artiste and storyteller

 ”In her daily encounters as a Waldorf / Steiner teacher, Susan used the power of storytelling to pass on life lessons, triumphs, challenges and inspirations. She perfected this art and now offers us inspiration in this book, which is a tapestry of stories, capturing her journey through life." ~ Victor Mwai, chairperson, E. Africa Association of Waldorf/Steiner Schools

 ”Ndī mūgīkūyū," says the author, ”no rangi tu. ” (I’m a Kikuyu. Ignore the colour) Read to know why! 

 “I conceived a desire to visit Africa when I was fourteen. My motives for coming changed over the years, and I finally made it when I was 26. Marriage to a Kenyan brought me into the heart of Kenyan, especially Kikuyu, culture. I learnt the language while bringing up my children, and adapted as well as I could to life in the village (including farming and singing in a local Church choir). I enjoyed working as a teacher in many different capacities and types of schools, but finally found my forte in the telling of traditional stories for entertainment. It was at this point that I was given a Kikuyu name, confirming my acceptance by the community. I am Wamũciῖ – the one who belongs to the home.”

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