African Writers Series: A Cowrie of Hope

Young rural widow Nasula suffers years of economic hardship, dreaming of a better life for her daughter. She goes to Lusaka to sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans, but in the city finds herself exposed to new and predatory dangers.

These were the nineties, reflects the narrator of A Cowrie of Hope, and for the young widow Nasula they are years of relentless economic hardship and privation. She dreams of a better life for her beautiful daughter, Sula, free from poverty and independent of marriage. But when Nasula finds herself unable to pay for Sula's education, her hopes seem to have been extinguished - until a friend advised her to go to Lusaka and sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans. Nasula makes the journey, but in the city she finds herself exposed to new, and predatory, dangers. In A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.
Author:
Binwell Sinyangwe
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Paperback

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Young rural widow Nasula suffers years of economic hardship, dreaming of a better life for her daughter. She goes to Lusaka to sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans, but in the city finds herself exposed to new and predatory dangers.

These were the nineties, reflects the narrator of A Cowrie of Hope, and for the young widow Nasula they are years of relentless economic hardship and privation. She dreams of a better life for her beautiful daughter, Sula, free from poverty and independent of marriage. But when Nasula finds herself unable to pay for Sula's education, her hopes seem to have been extinguished - until a friend advised her to go to Lusaka and sell her last sack of highly sought-after Mbala beans. Nasula makes the journey, but in the city she finds herself exposed to new, and predatory, dangers. In A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.

Product details

Author:
Binwell Sinyangwe
Publisher:
Steck-Vaughn
ISBN:
9780435912024
Series Title:
Heinemann African Writers Series
Audience:
General
Pages:
160
Width (mm):
129
Length (mm):
199
Weight (g):
141

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