Was Nyakeeru My Father?

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

Eavesdropping on his parents, James Kirika, a fifteen-year-old teenager, hears a conversation that suggests that he is not the biological son of the man he calls 'Father'. This realization sends him into a tortured search for the man who brought him into this world. Things get complicated when the chief source of information, his old and hallucinating grandmother, gives him a fuzzy lead. Does he ever find out the truth? This is an absolute page-turner; it reads like a parable on the eternal quest of our true identity, a quest that teenage readers will undoubtedly identify with.

As a young girl, Elizabeth Kabui loved reading storybooks. After studying Literature at Kenyatta University, this love for reading grew into a passion for writing stories for young people. She has written books for children and young adults including The Dump Site Puzzle, Bizarre Bazaar,  and The Turning Point. Her book, The Prize won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in the children's books category in 2009. Elizabeth has taught Children's Literature at Moi Univeristy and now teaches Creative Writing at St. Paul's University.

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Eavesdropping on his parents, James Kirika, a fifteen-year-old teenager, hears a conversation that suggests that he is not the biological son of the man he calls 'Father'. This realization sends him into a tortured search for the man who brought him into this world. Things get complicated when the chief source of information, his old and hallucinating grandmother, gives him a fuzzy lead. Does he ever find out the truth? This is an absolute page-turner; it reads like a parable on the eternal quest of our true identity, a quest that teenage readers will undoubtedly identify with.

As a young girl, Elizabeth Kabui loved reading storybooks. After studying Literature at Kenyatta University, this love for reading grew into a passion for writing stories for young people. She has written books for children and young adults including The Dump Site Puzzle, Bizarre Bazaar,  and The Turning Point. Her book, The Prize won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in the children's books category in 2009. Elizabeth has taught Children's Literature at Moi Univeristy and now teaches Creative Writing at St. Paul's University.

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