The Bag of rice
"Argentine had packed a bag of rice into a cardboard box, treating me just like her neighbor next door. Without knowing it, she had given me exactly what I had always been looking for."
Mapendo & Joseph's marriage
Baby Claire Neema
"I opened a SHONA box and found a tiny African dress my friends had sewn."
At the hospital
"Au moins hiyi," Mapendo said. "At least this." The words were a mix of French and Swahili, but they made perfect sense in my soul. (p. 160)
Mapendo with Baby Jonathan