Meet Kaman, an independent-minded young girl born into poverty in a small Liberian village. At first glance, she couldn’t be more different from Vai Sekou, a successful young merchant who’s proud of his upper-crust background. But when a chance meeting at a village market brings them together, their lives will never be the same.
Soon, their budding romance faces a daunting threat when Sekou’s parents vow he’ll never marry a peasant, no matter how beautiful she is. Yet after fighting them tooth and nail until he succeeds, Sekou learns the real challenge has just begun: making their relationship work. His brash behavior and violent outbursts might just accomplish what his parents couldn’t—tearing them apart.
Now, Kaman’s unique gift for grace, kindness and understanding is about to undergo its biggest test. Can she change the hearts, minds, and hard-wired behavior of those around her—including her lover—to create a more peaceful, understanding world?
About Richard Morris
Writing vividly about the people and cultures of Africa comes easily for Dr. Richard Morris, who is originally from Liberia, on the continent’s west coast. Morris is an educator and leadership expert who holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, also of Liberian descent, now live in Beaver Falls, Penn. He is currently at work on his next novel.