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From my mother's back : a journey from Kenya to Canada

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    In From My Mother’s Back: A Journey from Kenya to Canada, Njoki Wane introduces us to her mother, a woman of deep wisdom, and to all the richness of a life lived between two countries. A celebrated professor and award-winning teacher, she shares her journey from a Catholic girls’ boarding school in rural Kenya to standing in front of a lectern at the University of Toronto. Along the way she reflects on the heritage that was taken from her as a child and the strengths and teachings of the family that pulled her through and helped her to not only succeed as a scholar, but to reclaim her culture, her history and even her name.

    Original Publisher: [Hamilton, Ontario], [Wolsak and Wynn Publishers]
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Canada Reads 2022