I was surprised when I found out the neurosurgery resident sitting next to me in the library, when I was in medical school, was working on a novel--not a research paper. I was impressed when I read "Zenele: A Letter for My Daughter".
Mother's and daughters who have lived very different lives--trying to connect. It's a beautiful story. Have you ever been shocked to find out that someone you know who seemed busy with another identity was...a writer? #tbt #Zenele #books #mothersanddaughters
Also, check out this profile of Dr. Maraire from 1999 here: http://ymm.yale.edu/summer1999/features/feature/60895/