I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda

I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda

Author:Martin Ganda
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Africa, Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists, Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Friendship, Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 2015-04-13T16:00:00+00:00

April 25, 2000

Dear Martin,

We have not heard from you. Our letters of January 24, 2000, to you and your headmaster contained important documents. Due to political unrest in Zimbabwe, we are very concerned about you and your family. Please try to contact us with your whereabouts. We are unable to help if we don’t know where you are or what you need. Please contact us.

Love, Rich, Anne,

and Caitlin

I flashed back to the months before I received the letter on garbage. What if he was back working at the market, with no way of contacting us? Hearing Stephie complain about doing her own laundry and dishes—two rules in my house—made me want to throttle her. I didn’t even go to the airport with her to say good-bye. But I did do a victory dance as soon as the door shut behind her.

By late May my mom finally said enough is enough. “Caitlin, I am just going to send a hundred dollars to Martin via Western Union and pray that it gets to him. What else can we do?”

She made all the arrangements, and then wrote Martin a postcard instructing him to go to his Western Union branch to collect the funds on June 5. When she did not hear from him that day, she was sick to her stomach. The next day, she wrote again:



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