Ask the Stars

2014 Second Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Kenya
Publisher: 
Longhorn Publishers

In Ask the Stars, Titus Mutuiria remebers how at the age of ten he seemed to lead a normal life of sibling rivalry with Njorua, Antonnina and Sarah until some events from their past threaten to rewrite his life. Njorua and Antonnina learn that Mutumia Mutana, the mother they had always known, is not their biological mother while Titus learns that Muthuri Mukaru is not the biological father of himself and Sarah. What follows is a gripping story of jealousy, fear, loyalty, friendship and love as the siblings grow and confront an array of challenges and as the family forge solutions to the troubles that beset them. The story of young love between Titus and Joan and the actions of a lurking rapist in the village bring added dimensions to the story, showing that things are not always what they seem. Eventually the teenagers and their parents must nurture a love that strenghtens their family and that also brings sanity to the village.

Anthony Mugo graduated from Moi University in 2001 with B.A. in Economics. His novel Never say Never, published by Longhorn Publishers, won the Burt Away first prize in 2012. His two stories entitled Too Innocent to Die and Not A Drop won the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) Prize for Budding Writers in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He lives in Nairobi with his wife and two children.

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In Ask the Stars, Titus Mutuiria remebers how at the age of ten he seemed to lead a normal life of sibling rivalry with Njorua, Antonnina and Sarah until some events from their past threaten to rewrite his life. Njorua and Antonnina learn that Mutumia Mutana, the mother they had always known, is not their biological mother while Titus learns that Muthuri Mukaru is not the biological father of himself and Sarah. What follows is a gripping story of jealousy, fear, loyalty, friendship and love as the siblings grow and confront an array of challenges and as the family forge solutions to the troubles that beset them. The story of young love between Titus and Joan and the actions of a lurking rapist in the village bring added dimensions to the story, showing that things are not always what they seem. Eventually the teenagers and their parents must nurture a love that strenghtens their family and that also brings sanity to the village.

Anthony Mugo graduated from Moi University in 2001 with B.A. in Economics. His novel Never say Never, published by Longhorn Publishers, won the Burt Away first prize in 2012. His two stories entitled Too Innocent to Die and Not A Drop won the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) Prize for Budding Writers in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He lives in Nairobi with his wife and two children.

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