An amazing personal story by Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi
Musalia Mudavadi defies simple definitions and final conclusions. His complex character eludes placement in hackneyed pigeonholes and phraseology. Accordingly, different people distinguish him each after their own labels and even libels. Now in this volume, the man behind the mask lifts the veil for the first time, to give a glimpse into his real world. His story is at once the story of growing up in his family under the patriarch that was his father, Moses Substone Budamba Mudavadi, and his own tour of duty in turbulent public spaces and times. Catapulted into Kenya’s stormy politics at the youthful age of 28, he learns to carve his own path, taking his own decisions and stoically staying with them, for better or worse. In the end, this is the compelling story of an individual of character told by himself. He invites fellow wayfarers “who should chance to be walking in the direction of my footsteps,” that they should “find useful lessons that could encourage them to take heart again, in the billowing seas and storms of life.”
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Barrack Muluka is a seasoned publishing editor and a writer in politics. He has previously advised in the writing of the biographies of Dr. Betty Gikonyo (The Girl Who Dared to Dream), Dr. Martin Odour-Otieno (Beyond the Shadows of My Dreams), Prof. Joseph Maina Mungai (From Simple to Complex: The Journey of A Herdsboy), Simeon Nyachae (Walking Through the Corridors of Service) and G.G. Kariuki (Illusions of Power) among others. He holds various qualifications from the University of Nairobi, including Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications and Master of Arts in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies. He is a PhD Researcher with the School of History, Politics and International Relations in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities of the University of Leicester, UK.