My child is a concerned mother’s blueprint on the path to the good and responsible life. Soft, mellow and chatty, as is proper in an affectionate mother’s address to a beloved child, the voice
nonetheless is consistently firm in its moral stand as it penetrates the manifold grey areas of the life of the contemporary adolescent. Morality is recurrently evoked as a signal signpost in the mother’s exhortations of the child to the life of personal distinction and public value. Compassionate, caring, considerate, the author here plays the role of the traditional African mother in full awareness of the realities of modern life and the need to direr the child better. This is an invaluable handbook for every family.