Aug 27, 2019

First Chapter: Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei

Hope Is Our Only Wing

Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei

September 10, 2019, Soho Teen
Setting: Zimbabwe 2008

A fifteen-year-old girl and her new friend find courage in the face of terrible personal losses during a time of upheaval in Zimbabwe

First chapter, first paragraph:

Shamiso's heart broke into a shudder of beats. She could hear the jazzy trails of the mbira spiraling in the air. Her father would have loved that sound. She glanced at her mother, who stood next to her, fanning her sweaty neck. She seemed preoccupied. The music played on, painful and familiar.

Meme: Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read. 


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious for more but, it may be a tough read I suspect.

Mystica said...

Sounds hard (I think).

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