Cheshe Dow, was born in 1979, in Gaborone, Botswana and grew up in Mochudi, Botswana. Cheshe’s writing is a polygamous, and sometimes fraught union of a village, English literature, hearsay history, American television, an epidemic and a huge loving family.
Here is why the book is a must read:
Short stories, poetry and musings of a Motswana (Botswana) girl as she makes her way through the many stories that become her life. Neo is trying to find courage to make peace with all that she never took the time to find out about her past and the snippets of a long lost history that haunt her as she tries to define who she is. From a small village in south east Botswana, Neo emerges cowed but unconquered by AIDS, to find herself looking for a Jane Austin coloured reality far from home only to return and dare to start the journey again.