Triumphs of A Herd's Girl

Triumphs of A Herd's Girl

Madam Leah's Life Against All Odds

eBook - 2015
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Educational opportunities were few and far between for rural Kenyans living under British colonial rule in the 1940s. For women, such opportunities were practically nonexistent. As a young girl watching over her father's cattle, sheep, and goats, Madam Leah longed for an education. At thirteen, she made the daring decision to pursue learning, despite the odds in her way. Her age and gender were obstacles. Her impressive height led to bullying and teasing from her fellow students, but Madam Leah persevered. She valued education too much to fail. Triumphs of a Herd's Girl recounts Madam Leah's journey from humble goatherd to teacher, eventually serving twenty years as headmistress of a local primary school, cofounding women's organizations, and helping needy children receive the education they so desperately needed. Catherine Makhanu, Madam Leah's oldest daughter, remembers her mother in this inspiring memoir: A woman who ensured her seven children all received college educations. A woman who was an exceptional farmer, teacher, and humanitarian. A woman who began as a young girl watching over her father's herds and dreaming of a better life.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
ISBN: 9781483564340
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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