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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
By William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Recommended by Yamba Malawi
From Yamba Malawi: “One of the best books available to learn about life in rural Malawi is William Kamkwamba’s bestselling 2009 memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. This story was also adapted into a Netflix movie directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Seasons of a Life
A housemaid, who is sexually abused by her boss and made pregnant, is forced to give up her son in order to go on with her education. Six years later she comes back to claim her son. A moving story about sexual abuse, women rights and the legal justice system in Malawi that tackles universal themes in an African setting, helping understand modernization and democratization processes. PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)