I forgive you but it is my Christian duty to punish you
Majanja, Annette Lutivini
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This is a collection of stories about Kenyan characters that are the public face of homegrown success. They are obedient children and responsible working adults. For many of these characters it becomes clear that there is a big gap between voiced facts about their lives and the unspoken truths about what they are. Rumors, gossip, letter writing and private prayer undermine this public face. During Daniel Arap Moi's Presidency between 1978 and 2002, Kenyan children were taught in school that Moi was the generous Baba wa Taifa or father of the Nation who supplied them with free school milk. He was the number one farmer, teacher, headmaster and chancellor of all universities in Kenya. This is where the characters in this story collection live.