An Image in a Mirror
Author: Ijangolet S Ogwang
Born in rural Uganda, Nyakale and Achen are identical twins. Then their mother decides to give one away to her sister in South Africa for a shot at a better life, and to assuage the guilt of her sibling´s childlessness.
At the heart of this beautifully woven novel is the coming-of-age of two girls growing up in separate worlds that are as different as they are similar. Torn apart by distance and their mother´s drastic choice, Nyakale and Achen despise one another for what they imagine the other to have.
But when the sisters finally meet twenty-two years later, how will it feel to face themselves in the mirror?
Interweaving the contrasting stories of two paths to adulthood, as Nyakale and Achen navigate the politics of their respective spheres, An Image in a Mirror is a moving and insightful tale of adolescence, Africa, family and identity.
ENGLISH (South Africa) | BlackBird / Jacana Media