The flames started small, at first, small enough to ignore. It started in the forest where the butterflies lived. I thought it was normal, with time things change and butterflies find a new home. I wish I knew then that butterflies run away when heat overwhelms them, when threatened with fire. Quickly the flames spread,…

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You have so much unlearning to do but no one to teach you. You don’t know who you are, when you’re not broken; you don’t know who you were before life gave you something to fix. Jade Novelist © 2020 Extract from Tumaini

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Chapter 15 — A King’s Birthday

We get an in depth look at the family dynamics in the Muujiza household.

Mapenzi explores her relationship with Mfariji, although hostile in the beginning, she eventually gave her a chance and accepted that there are things she can’t change and that acceptance was the best option for her family.

From dance lessons to lessons on etiquette, we get a bit of background on Mapenzi’s upbringing and how it has affected the daughters of the royal family.

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