PUSH! (A novel in progress)
Push! is a powerful story about an African woman based on a true story. In the book she is called Dina. The story takes us back to the 1960s when Tanzania won independence from English colonialism to contemporary city life.
Dina believes that education is the key to break out of poverty. Her dream is to join the University of Dar es Salaam, which she strives hard to realize. Here she meets the silent but polite young man Rich. She graduates with top scores. Finally, she feels that all the hard work has been worth it. However, the toughest experiences of her life are yet to come.
Push is a story about a young woman’s struggle against oppression in a male dominated society. It is a story about love and betrayal, a mother’s desperation fighting for her sick child, loosing hope and retaining hope. Against all odds she struggles with life and keeps her pride. Towards the end, the story turns into a beautiful love story, which anyone would like to be a part of.