Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Real Mothers by Vivian Sihshu Yenika

Vivian Sihshu Yenika. Real Mothers. iuniverse, 2006

This novel chronicles the experience of a woman in a contemporary West African country who must constantly struggle for respect from members of her community.

Book Description
In this breath-taking story we read through the struggles of three women and how they balance between their roles as mothers and breadwinners in a hostile community. Set in Kumba a town in Cameroon, West Africa, the story chronicles their domestic and professional experiences also showing readers how children can enrich and complicate women’s lives.

About the Author
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw is Associate professor of English Education at Bloomsburg University, where she teaches children’s and young adult literature.

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