"A home without daughter is like a spring without a source."
The novel traces the lives of three generations of women. Beginning with the story of Akoko, set in her rich traditional Luo surrounding, through to the children of Awiti, who live and die in full swell of the twentieth century.
This is an epic stoy spanning cultures, filled with laughter and trears. A book that demands to be read at a sitting!
This novel was Secondary School English Literature Set Book in Kenya for 4 years, selling 200,000 copies. It has been translated into several languages and has become one of the Modern African Literature classics.