Set in both Uganda and South Africa, An Image in a Mirror is the story of Nyakal and Achen; identical twins ripped apart by their mother's decision to give one of them away to her sister in South Africa for a shot at a better life. Or was it because her sister could not have children?
At the heart of this beautifully woven tale is a coming-of-age story of two young women growing up in separate worlds that are as different as they similar. Ogwang uses impressively fluent and soul-stirring prose to create a narrative so familiar it will have you reaching your own journals and revisiting everything from your childhood to your first love.
When the sisters finally meet after twenty-two years, how mirrored will each feel by the other?