Grandma’s Appeal

The kindness in her heart drove my grandmother to appeal to my uncles for money so I would be able to afford transport to the WUSC office in Lilongwe. If you can believe it, this time around, they reached into their shallow pockets and gave me what I needed to bus to the office and hand in my application. Back then, I was so caught up in the process of submitting this document, I don’t know if I stopped to realize that this uncharacteristic display of my uncles’ generosity meant that they finally recognized where I was headed – toward a future far away, and far brighter, than their own.

Published by Gabriel Ndayishimiye

Gabriel Ndayishimiye lives in London, Ontario. He is a writer with a passion to contribute to Black history and literature; and the author of “Run Elvin” (forthcoming), a memoir written for youth from marginalized backgrounds. This book tells Gabriel’s academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of the western world. The story aims to inspire and motivate such demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life.

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