It allows the book of magic to tell me stories without interruptions except when I have to do this or that chore. This ability to escape into a world of magic is worth my having gone to school. Thank you, Mother, thank you. The school has opened my eyes. When later in church I hear the words 'I was blind and now I see', from the hymn 'Amazing Grace,' I remember Kamadura School, and the day I learned to read.
-Fra Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'os Dreams in a Time of War