"Kill a man if you must but never deprive him of hope— for with that you kill him anyway and in a much more cruel way." The dawn of the 21st Century and a country struggles to rise from the vortex of inefficiency, corruption and filth that dogged it up to the close of the last century. In this sequel to the award-winning The River and Source, Margaret Ogola weaves around the lives of the grandchildren of Mark and Elizabeth Sign —lives that mirror the tribulations and aspirations of a people going through a reexamination of their values and attitudes in search for their true human identity and place in a fast changing world.
Dr Margaret Ogola, a paediatrician, is married to Dr George Ogola. They have five children. Until recently, she was the Executive National Secretary, Commission for Health and Family Life, Kenya Catholic Secretariat. Currently she is the Country Coordinator, Hope for African Child Initiative (HACI), Kenya. Her first novel The River and The Source won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in 1995 and The Commonwealth Writer's Prize for the Best First Book, Africa region, 1995.
She has also coauthored Educating in Human Love together with her husband George.