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Atieno the Village Hero
by Florence Akumu Juma


“Atieno the Village Hero” is a short story depicting village life in traditional African society. The book is part of a series “Tales from my Father” recaptured by the author. The series is a collection of fiction and non-fiction African oral fables of the early 20th century retrieved among communities in one of Africa Great Lakes region in Kenya. The series seeks to inform, educate and entertain emerging generation of immigrants from the continent of Africa and communities across the global village. They are meant to help narrow the cultural gap.


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Florence A. Juma is a registered psychotherapist and ministry associate serving in educational and health care contexts. She experienced generational change growing up in an African city away from her cultural roots and the bonds of extended family. Florence and her family migrated to Canada, in North America and settled in Southwestern Ontario. She continued serving and sharing knowledge within her region and beyond with communities of diverse backgrounds.


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