My Dreams, My Choices: be courageous, do what you have never done, go where you have never been, and you will see the change.
Clementine Wamboye Girenge
Outskirts Press (2011)
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (11/11)
Felly lived with her extended family in rural Kenya. Given the area they lived in, sometimes many obstacles came her family’s way, yet she learned to look at the positives and pursue her goal of getting a good education.
Felly’s grandmother is a bitter old woman and didn’t really care about what was happening to anyone else, including her husband who was sick. Her grandmother lost several of her children to the famines of Africa and didn’t really want anyone else to be happy.
When Felly went to Nairobi to attend school, she was dismayed at the treatment she got because she couldn’t afford the same things as everyone else and the staff at the school was very mean, beating the children on a daily basis.
When the staff at the school was replaced due to poor performance, many of the students were dismayed. But in her heart Felly knew she could finish her education regardless of what happened.
Through her own strength and strength of others she was able to accomplish what she wanted.
“My Dreams, My Choices” is a very inspiring book written by Clementine Wamboye Girenge. There are times in one’s life where things don’t always look bright, but, as the author says, you have to look at the bright side in all that you do.