Published: 28/10/2014
eISBN: 9781784626693
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My Mother's Dreams
by Patricia Bamurangirwa

This is the story of how Patricia Bamurangirwa managed life on her own after losing her mother, at a young age and in a foreign country when she was no longer able to stay in Rwanda.

My Mother’s Dreams is the candid autobiography of Patricia Bamurangirwa, who found herself torn between her culture, her family, her pride and her rights at a very young age. Like many African girls in the 1950s, readers will discover why she missed out on higher education among other opportunities. But that never stopped her fighting for what she believed in.

Find out how Patricia escaped becoming a prostitute, even though she was in their hands for four years. Discover how she managed to take care of seven children as a single mother. Later in life find out what Europe, the continent some think to be ‘heaven on Earth’, was like when she travelled there. And finally, read the statement of a survivor of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda; the sad story of a mother who saw her children tortured to death.

Some parts of this book will make you laugh, while others will make you cry; but it is important that you will learn a lot from this book. My Mother's Dream was written to show that women can overcome anything, and will appeal to fans of women’s writing and moving autobiographies.

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