Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei audiobook

Hope Is Our Only Wing

By Rutendo Tavengerwei
Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781641290722
4.16 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781980049067

Set in Zimbabwe, Rutendo Tavengerwei's unforgettable novel offers a beautiful and honest look at adolescence, friendship, and the capacity for courage. For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and confused after her father's mysterious death in a car crash, Shamiso moves with her mother from England to Zimbabwe in order to pick up the pieces-returning to an extended family and a world she hardly remembers. For Tanyaradzwa, a classmate whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. As an unexpected friendship blossoms between them and the two girls navigate the increasingly uncertain political situation in Zimbabwe, Tanyaradzwa helps Shamiso confront her fear of loss. In opening herself to someone with a potentially fatal illness, Shamiso knows that she might be opening herself to more pain. Yet Tanyaradzwa is the only one who gives her the strength to ask the burning question: What really happened to her father?

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Summary

Summary

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019 for Young Adults

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Literature

Set in Zimbabwe, Rutendo Tavengerwei's unforgettable novel offers a beautiful and honest look at adolescence, friendship, and the capacity for courage. For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and confused after her father's mysterious death in a car crash, Shamiso moves with her mother from England to Zimbabwe in order to pick up the pieces-returning to an extended family and a world she hardly remembers. For Tanyaradzwa, a classmate whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. As an unexpected friendship blossoms between them and the two girls navigate the increasingly uncertain political situation in Zimbabwe, Tanyaradzwa helps Shamiso confront her fear of loss. In opening herself to someone with a potentially fatal illness, Shamiso knows that she might be opening herself to more pain. Yet Tanyaradzwa is the only one who gives her the strength to ask the burning question: What really happened to her father?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tavengerwei has a real gift for painting little moments of universal truth…Two story lines are a lot for a book this compact to juggle with grace, but Hope Is Our Only Wing manages to entwine them into a moving metaphor.” NPR
“Filled with tales of struggle, sacrifice, corruption, and resilience, the novel…[is] a roller-coaster ride of emotions via a gripping page-turner. A narrative of courage and optimism in the face of loss, this novel is brilliant storytelling.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The incomparable Robin Miles, with her soothing style, draws the listener into a story about finding friendship despite one’s fears…Miles performs the story in a voice that is both lyrical and expressive. Her gentle voice invites one into the lives of Shamiso, Tanyaradzwa, and others within their circle. Miles’s performance establishes both the tone and the setting of this poignant audiobook. This is a beautiful treat for the listener’s ears. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Rutendo Tavengerwei

Author Bio: Rutendo Tavengerwei

Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei is the author of Hope Is Our Only Wing. Shegrew up in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study law. One of her greatest influences in writing remains her father, who tutored her from the age of nine, teaching her how to write and how to play around with language when telling a story.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.16
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English