Tracking the Scent of my Mother

by Muthoni Garland

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‘My father wooed my mother in a 1200 Datsun pick-up sold so soon afterwards that it must have felt to her like a false promise. But she did not complain about that, or the fact that he was already married. Senior-mother, a stout and loudly religious woman, had borne him five daughters – Mercy, Charity, Faith, Hope and Grace.’ Startling phrases and dark humour in tale about an incest survivor. Shortlisted for the Caine Prize.

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Author: Muthoni Garland
ISBN: 9966724508
Country: Kenya
Publisher: Storymoja Publishers
Size (inches): 10 x 8 x 2
Pages: 56
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 200 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: February 23, 2011
  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz Adhis

    A captivating narrative by Muthoni. The first person narration makes it even more intriguing.I Read it to the end in one sitting.

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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 presents 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 prestigious award: Caine Prize for African Writing. 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.