Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother’s Day: Reminiscences of the women who raised me

From the time I relocated to the West, I have observed both Mother's Day and Father's Day faithfully.

Surprisingly, I caught on pretty fast, considering the fact that the days are largely alien to Kenya and its people.

My rationalization for the quick assimilation has been that the loneliness and realization that all the things my parents talked endlessly about as I half listened live with me. Perhaps I should have listened better but this sentimentalism should not, however, be read into as regret of my rebellious adolescent years. I still cherish them, for they largely contributed to who I am today.

Lindiwe Ngazina gives tribute to the women in her life. Read the rest here.