Book Review by Isaac Thok Moses: I Am My Mother’s Wildest Dreams, authored by Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony

I Am My Mother's Wildest Dream by Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony became No. 10 Worldwide on Amazon books series when it was first published in June 2021. It is still on the top list today/Photo: suppliedI Am My Mother's Wildest Dream by Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony became No. 10 Worldwide on Amazon books series when it was first published in June 2021. It is still on the top list today/Photo: supplied

           An eye-opening personal life story that you couldn’t find on Google internet

        By Isaac Thok Moses

I was hooked, captivated, motivated and inspired. I had to read this book for 11 hours straight 220 pages.

Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony, your book had upended my world with truth and honesty. This book had unapologetically challenged our Nuer male-dominated patriarchal society practices which are deliberately tilted toward Nuer men world views.

This book is quite stunning, a masterpiece that asks South Sudanese fathers to reflect on what they owe to daughters who enter into their lives.

As a Nuer man and father of daughters this book had grounded me, challenged me, made me question my Nuer fatherly believes and values. Why are we fathers concerned about the dowries when our daughters get married instead of concerning what life would be like for our daughters at the hand of other men?

I can’t imagine how challenging it might have been for you to tackle the voice of a patriarchal society? Nyajuok, you bravely and fearlessly refuse to listen to other voices instead of your own.

The heart of this book is a portrait of mother and daughter. Nyajuok as a young woman surviving and flourishing after abuse, pain, betrayal, treachery, and humiliation by men who were supposed to protect, celebrate and love her.

Nyajuok highlighted the sacrifices of her mother in two refugee camps, her mother makes sure that she and her siblings would have better lives. It’s a quite fascinating and euthenics story that made you emotional.

I Am My Mother’s Wildest Dreams, is nails- biter, provocative and intriguing, it’s a must-read book by South Sudanese father’s in particular.

In the 21 century, we should not continue putting the prices tags on our daughters, sisters, and nieces. The pain that comes with our cultural practices as Nuer people’s is evidently narrated in this young woman’s life story.

With an unapologetically realistic delivery packed with emotion. I have no doubt that this book will be met with resistance by some (possibly Nuer brothers) and slapped with a “controversial” label, but if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to walk in Nuer young woman shoes, then I feel like this is an unflinchingly honest place to start.

Joy aches and pain chuckles in every chapter, and the entire book leaves you with the impression of silk — which is so nice because it was made by a living thing that had something on her mind to change the lives of the next generations.

Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony, you’re an incredible, champion, inspiring, and role model to our daughters.

You’re not just a daughter with a pretty face, sister, mother, friend, nurse, and a U.S.A ARMY CAPTAIN. You’re a humble soul who tries her level best to make sure that this world is a better place for our daughters.

I took my hat off for Nyajuok Tongyik Doluony in this book.

 

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