Winner of the Burt Award for African Writing.
Anthony Mugo's Never Say Never is a compelling story of a teenager's quest for education under the most difficult conditions. Daniel Muthini Njoki, the son of a poor, single mother, is arrested under suspect conditions but manages to persevere, studying to pass the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education while imprisoned. The sum-total is a superbly well-written novel about the difficulties, the challenges, and the hopes for education in Kenya.
Creation date: 2012-11-19