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Book: Take This Message to Rayo by Dora Okeyo

Book: Take This Message to Rayo by Dora Okeyo

categories: Book, Nairobi, Child Abuse, Poverty, Religion, Education, Wealth, Mathare Slum, Slum Life, Death, Neglect, Forgiveness, Children's Fiction

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Author Dora Okeyoabout this book: Take this Message to Rayo is a story of life in the streets of Nairobi as experience by Mima. She's almost fourteen and has spent the past two years on the streets begging for money to secure a place to eat and sleep. What keeps her alive is the hope of finding her only relative- her Brother Rayo.

Mima knows Rayo best on how he walks, and that's what gets on her nerves every time people walk past her. She is mad at the world for the kind of life she leads. She has hope, but realizes that when you are twelve-orphaned-and poor with nowhere to go, you don't have a say in what the adults decide. There's also the concern she sees from Njoro. He whips them when they fall short of their daily target, but he listens to Mima too.

The story takes you through her life, her parents, her dreams, her fears and it only begs the question, "Does Mima find Rayo?"

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