This book of reminiscences charts the life of a young man Kamturugudu (short Kamtu), growing up in an African township during the Rhodesian era. It chronicles a journey that spans his formative years from primary school through to his secondary school years. It gives some insight into the Rhodesian primary and secondary school education systems then, and the challenges faced by the youngster as he tried to make sense of a school disciplinary system that often bordered on physical abuse. The chronicles of Kamtuas childhood adventures and conflicts make one wonder how he came through it all without any emotional scars. In his early teens, bemused by the contradiction between ancestral worship and Christianity, he asks poignant questions regarding the oxymoron that was the coexistence of the two beliefs within his family, and as a result, conflict with his mother, siblings, and cousins was an inevitable eventuality. A brief escape to the shores of England provided a temporary reprieve from the stress and anxiety triggered by his appointment to the role of a spirit medium, but on his return to Zimbabwe, the traditional cloth which had been assigned to him as the emblem of his supposedly aelevated statusa was awaiting him. In his quest for answers and a means of escape, he stumbles into a atenta church meeting and witnesses a logic-defying event that changes his life forever . . .He asked the students to open their maths books to a new chapter. ... Where the maths hour had always felt like a boot camp, today, Kamtu and his classmates could have been excused for thinking they had been supernaturally transported toanbsp;...
|Title||:||TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS IN ADVERSITY|
|Author||:||Stanley A. Vambe|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-08-27|