All she longs for is her father's love.
Kondi, a 12-year-old Malawian girl, is sure her father, Bambo, doesn't love her. He seems to care more about the secret brown envelope he carries with him everywhere than his own daughter. She's convinced things will improve, though, when her mother's baby arrives.
Then one night Bambo beats Mai in a drunken rage, and neighbors rush her off to the hospital.
Will Mai and the baby live? Will Kondi be sold off by her uncle Kakama to a rich man to be his third wife? And what could possibly be in Bambo's brown envelope?
The secrets are about to be revealed.
A beautiful coming-of-age story-of love, betrayal, and forgiveness that you won't soon forget.
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About the Author
In 1992 Sylvia and Duane were asked to go to Ethiopia to found a Bible College. They spent 11 years there, doing mostly Bible College ministry. Sylvia taught college-level English to students who had never taken a grammar class before.
Sylvia is the mother of four children who grew up in Africa. Her eleven grandchildren are the delight of her life.
Sylvia's book was a 24-year project. Through the eyes of a Malawian girl, Kondi's Quest shows middle-school readers that God's love and presence is with us, even in very hard times.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kondi's Quest makes you feel like you have lived in the heart of Africa. Mrs. Stewart beautifully captures the culture thru the eyes of Kondi, a girl who insists on knowing the truth about her family. What is her father, Bambo, hiding in his brown bag? Will she be married off if her mother dies? This is a journey worth taking!
Mrs. Stewart pens an amazing story that will capture the hearts of children and adults alike. She has a talent for capturing the essence of a place in such a way that you can almost hear the cicadas singing, taste the warm corn meal Nsima, and feel the weight of the pestle in your hands as Kondi pounds maize with her mother. This story is simply beautiful. One you will want to share with your children over and over again. Every child longs for their family to be healthy and loving. Kondi is no different. But her father is a hard man. One with a secret he keeps in the brown envelope he carries with him everywhere. Journey with Kondi on her quest to discover a love that is like no other - a love that heals, restores, and replenishes. You'll be glad you did! I just loved this one!