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My Totem Came Calling (Paperback)

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Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suddenly starts suffering from memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing a zebra in all sorts of places. The trouble is, nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized in a hospital, she follows the advice of an old aunt and sets off for her ancestral village, a primitive settlement with none of the amenities she is used to in the city. But there she meets the rest of her family, including her strange and mysterious grandmother, and learns the hard way who she really is--not a superficial, rich city girl with foreign habits but someone who is somebody, whose name carries a history of her African people.

About the Author

Blessing Musariri has published four children's titles, two of which have won national awards. She writes poems and short stories, which have been published in various international anthologies and online magazines. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe. Thorsten Nesch is an award-winning author for young adults. He is the author of twelve books, including Derailed, for which he wrote and directed a feature film. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, with his wife and children. His website is

Product Details
ISBN: 9781988449753
ISBN-10: 1988449758
Publisher: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Publication Date: September 15th, 2019
Pages: 168
Language: English