Life wasn’t always this hard for 14-year-old Mvelo. There were good times living with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Now her mother is dying of AIDS and what happened to Mvelo is the elephant in the room, despite its growing presence in their small shack. In this Shakespeare-style comedy, the things that seem to be are only a façade and the things that are revealed hand Mvelo a golden opportunity to change her fate. We Kiss Them With Rain explores both humor and tragedy in this modern-day fairy tale set in a squatter camp outside of Durban, South Africa.
- ISBN: 9781946395047
- Published: 2018 , catalyst press
- Themes: abuse, Coming of age, Death, Family, HIV and AIDS, illness, Poverty, Pregnancy
- Descriptors: Africa, Realistic Fiction, South Africa, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 172