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Vuto
     

Vuto

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by A.J. Walkley
 
Vuto is only 17 when her third child dies, mere days after birth. Malawian tradition prevents men from considering a child their own until it has survived for two weeks. Frustrated at not being able to speak to her husband, Solomon, about all three of the children she's had to bury alone, Vuto forces him to acknowledge the dead baby. Her rejection of tradition causes

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Vuto is only 17 when her third child dies, mere days after birth. Malawian tradition prevents men from considering a child their own until it has survived for two weeks. Frustrated at not being able to speak to her husband, Solomon, about all three of the children she's had to bury alone, Vuto forces him to acknowledge the dead baby. Her rejection of tradition causes Solomon and the village elders to banish Vuto from the only home she's ever known. She seeks refuge in the hut of U.S. Peace Corps volunteer Samantha Brennan, where Solomon discovers his wife has not left as she was told. When Solomon arrives in the night to attack Vuto, Samantha disregards her oath to remain uninvolved in village politics and interjects herself into the center of the conflict, defending Vuto and killing Solomon in the process. The women go on the run from Vuto's village and the Peace Corps, encountering physical, ethical and cultural struggles along the way.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148470779
Publisher:
Rocket Science Productions, LLC
Publication date:
07/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
317
File size:
579 KB

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Vuto 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a book that educates you on other cultures and tradtions. The book had lots of twists and turns and some eyeopening content. The friendship between the Vuto and Samantha was my favorite part of this novel.