About the book
Dora Moono Nyambe was brought up in a compound on the outskirts of Lusaka. Her passion for education and development would blossom as a young adult. Overcoming sexual assault, racism and her own self doubt, Nyambe defied her detractors and launched a free boarding school in a remote village.
To escape the hot sun, Nyambe began teaching her students underneath a tree. With her meager savings and small donations from family and friends, she eked out a precarious existence in her first months. Still living in a mud home, Dora decided to share her life and work via Tiktok. Her growing audience online pointed her to Gofundme, which allowed her to begin the dream of funding greater development of Mapapa.
Schmitt breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story, as he travels with Dora back over a trying life and shows us what it means too ‘be a human, a person willing to educate and help others’.