A mainstream memoir, which reads like a thriller, in which Wanjiru leaves Kenya in a huff and heads to the United States for a year’s sabbatical. From the first day, she realizes she has to learn to live all over again in a new culture she knows nothing about. Loneliness debilitates her until she meets “Mr. Savior” who becomes not only her savior, but her lover and abuser. Money runs out and she has to turn to housekeeping and babysitting to buy a ticket home. The idealized American lifestyle turns into a mirage, which Warama plods along like one tethered until her persistence pays off.
About Wanjiru Warama (San Diego, California Author)
Wanjiru Warama was born and raised in British colonial Kenya. Her parents were peasant laborers and illiterate. She considers herself lucky to have gone to school when she was ten years and three months.
She was educated in Kenya and in the United States. She now lives in Southern California.