ISBN 9789996066146
Pages 50
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2023
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Child of Clay

by Steve Chimombo

Once upon a time, there was a woman who had no child. Try as she could, with this man and that man: No child was born. So she made a child of clay and, surprisingly, the clay figure became alive." - Steve Chimombo retells this popular folk story. 

This book is the fourth in a series of folk tales retold by the author for the modern reader. The others are Operation Kalulu, The Caves of Nazimbuli, and The Bird Boy's Song.

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About the Author

Steve Chimombo

Steve Chimombo was born and died in Zomba leaving his wife, daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. He was educated in Malawi, Wales, England, and the United States of America. He held a doctorate from Columbia University New York, and an Honorary Fellowship in writing from Iowa University. He was Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Malawi. Chimombo was also poet, play write, short story writer, novelist, editor and literary critic.