Publisher: Raider Publishing International (May 30, 2008)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.2 MB
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Chiru is an eleven-year-old Kikuyu girl. She lives on a tea plantation in Kenya with her father, who is the foreman on the plantation, her mother, who is an ayah and her baby brother who she adores. Chiru dreams of one day attending school. Sitara, twelve years old but going on twenty, arrives from India to live with her father who manages the plantation. Friendship quickly blossoms between the two girls. Sitara's mother is against her daughter's friendship with an African girl and initially tries to put a stop to it. Her qualms eventually evaporate as she realises that Sitara can in fact learn a few things from Chiru. This is a warm story of friendship, racial differences and how two cultures get along. their daily trials and tribulations. their joys and their sorrows. Beautiful sceneries and the interaction between these two families come alive on each page. Will Chiru's dream come true?