Deborah Auko Tendo
1 Aug 2023
This one is close to my heart. I've re-read it a few times.
It's a story about an ordinary father and an ordinary daughter, written from the perspective of the daughter. It covers a wide range of experiences within the Kenyan landscape from the single parenting, polygamy, Kenyan politics, rumba music and the HIV pandemic in the 80s and 90s of Kenya.
I love it even more because it's written by Deborah Auko Tendo, my cousin a.k.a sis. The story is beyond relatable.
It really is a biography about ordinary people for ordinary people written by an ordinary person; a woman. Yes, I've used the word ordinary a lot but....it's true. It's beautiful. It is raw.
So guess what....I'm re-reading it again for August. I'm inviting you to join me. Grab your copy and some tissues.