How many of us pause from the busy activities that fill our days to ask how these activities relate to our life purpose? How many of us can say we know our life purpose? Perhaps Yeukai’s inspiring journey can be a reminder.
In the fictional novel Lessons From My Grandmother, Yeukai narrates her journey of rediscovering love, forgiveness, and healing.
After completing her graduate studies in England, Yeukai returns home to rural Zimbabwe to a jubilant celebration rich in the cultural traditions of the Shona-speaking people. There, Yeukai receives life lessons from her beloved grandmother—a wise elder holding sacred knowledge passed down through generations.
Though impressed by her grandmother’s lessons, Yeukai sets them aside to pursue a corporate career in the biotech industry in California. For years, Yeukai embraces a consumer lifestyle, pretending to live the American dream. However, the busy activities of her life—focused on chasing material delusions—hide the emotional turmoil within, until things come to a head.
In search for meaning in her life, Yeukai returns home to Zimbabwe only to be heartbroken by the devastation inflicted by AIDS, rampant corruption, and a near-collapsed economy. In despair, Yeukai turns within in search for answers in her life. And the answers start to be revealed—in the deep meaning of her grandmother’s teachings and the rediscovering of her own true nature. And she begins to redefine her relationship with the world. Poems interspersed throughout the novel poignantly capture Yeukai’s triumphant journey to the realization that a life of purpose is truly possible if we allow ourselves to be guided by mystic powers.
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Fiction
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
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- Author: Martha Mutomba
- Publish Date: Sep 28, 2017
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