Grandmother’s Winning Smile
by Stanley Gazemba
When a young boy's father runs out on him without paying his son's school fees, and he's left in the care of his old grandmother, he prepares for a life of working on a farm. His wily grandmother has different plans and when cûcû sets her mind to something, nothing will stand in her way. A whirlwind tale of determination, Grandmother's Winning Smile is a heartwarming tale of battling the odds for one's dreams.
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Discussion Questions about Grandmother’s Winning Smile:
- How does Grandmother's view of Kinuthia's mother's death change the way you view Grandmother? Were you surprised at all by her advice to Kinuthia?
- What are your impressions of cûcû's various moneymaking schemes? Do any seem more or less scrupulous than the others?
- This story has a general 'feel good' quality about it. How does it compare to other similarly upbeat narratives you've read before?