Waithîra Francis

About me

I was born and raised in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Like Toni, I left Kenya when I was twenty-three and moved to Toulouse, France. I have lived in Toulouse for the past twenty-three years. I am mother to a thirteen-year old boy.

Good Luck, toni

“Good Luck, Toni” is a sequel to “My Name is Toni” by the same author. Toni, a Kenyan girl, who in Book one moves to Toulouse, France, to study and to pursue her childhood dream, comes back in Book two, as a young mother, navigating a second marriage. Her life is not spared the drama, love snares and shenanigans that seem to follow Toni everywhere

my name is toni

My name is Toni is the story of a young Kenyan girl from the city of Nairobi, who travels to the French town of Toulouse, to pursue her studies. The book traces the difficulties Toni faces as an immigrant student, trying to integrate into France. We see the role of religion and the impact it has on Toni and the decisions she has to make about her life, as well as her transformation from an innocent girl to a sexually active woman.Her life is not spared the drama, love snares and shenanigans that seem to follow Toni everywhere

Book Review: “My Name is Toni”

A story narrated oh so simply. A story of growing up, coming of age, and discovering what the world holds. Toni grows up and leaves Kenya for France, a country she has been in love with since childhood — or rather, she has been in love with the French language since she was a little girl and is determined to go to the place where people speak French in all its native glory.
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