Abishag's Story by Veronah Kisato


Transition of young people from the village or rural areas into the university life can be difficult as they are required to adapt into a new environment that is totally different from what they used to. This story follows Abishag move from a quiet Maragoli village in the Western part of Kenya to the unforgiving city of Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It explores issues affecting her transition into adult independent life, the ups and downs of being an adult, navigating the social life, academic life and finding her way through the journey of life.

It is a story most would have benefited from when they moved from the small villages to the city for university or work because of the culture shock, naivety, trusting nature and lack of street smartness when it comes to social life and decision making. The book identifies challenges and gives the worst case scenarios but does not offer solutions but rather leave the reader to decide on their own what they would have done if they found themselves in these same situation. 

About the Author

Veronah Kisato is a lady who likes listening to people’s stories as she is that person who people feel comfortable telling their stories.  She is also a gifted story teller who learnt from a young age that she could tell stories and people would not tell whether they were truth or fiction. She wrote this book to make the reader think whether Abishag’s story is a true story or not.

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