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As the child of two immigrant parents, I am no stranger to the immigrant story and just how much hard work it took for them to carve out a place in the United States. So needless to say, I love reading stories that are similar to theirs, because it gives me the courage to do more, study harder, and be more resilient (because my problems are nowhere near as hard as the problems they had to overcome). That's why I picked up this book.

I haven't read many books (any I think) about Zimbabwean women, so this was a first for me. There are separate accounts from various Zimbabwean women, each explaining their struggles in a new country. I really enjoyed each of the stories. While all the stories are different, they all evoke emotion within the reader, anywhere from rage to sympathy to sadness. The variation of the writing definitely kept me engaged and I was sad to see it end.