ISBN 9789966468727
Pages 210
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 1995
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback


by Kekelwa Nyaywa

Hearthstones is a rich tapestry of spellbinding stories that revolve around three strong women: Chilufya - a medical doctor; Likande, a private-sector career woman; and Tengani, a politician and human rights activist. The evocative triangular narratives vividly bring to life the pains, hopes and impediments of being an outward-going African woman in a fast-changing society. Through spectacular application of ashbacks and ash-forwards, the author nostalgically interweaves the lives of the three, portraying the African woman in multi-layered scenarios as a housewife, career woman and politician.

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About the Author

Kekelwa Nyaywa

Kekelwa Nyaywa was born in Zambia. She has a B.A Degree from the University of London (UK) and a Master's Degree in Social Science from Florida State University (USA). She is the author of Under the Fig Tree (2016); Beacon of Light (2013); Grandma Mama (short story, 2012); The Small Bridge (2002); The Plague at My Door (1996); Hearthstones (1995). Hearthstones, was nominated for the 1997 Dublin International (IMPAC) Literary Award.