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Date of issue: April 1998
ISBN: 1884612253
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Review first posted on Fantasy Literature. This story is free online here at Baen.com, and was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1989/90:

For I Have Touched the Sky is one of Mike Resnick’s tales about Kirinyaga, a terraformed planet where the descendants of a Kenyan tribe have adopted the Kikuyu’s ancient lifestyle, including treating women as their tribe historically would have, as little more than servants.


Kikuyu girls

One day Koriba, the mundumugu or witch doctor, is accosted by Kamari, a very bright prepubescent girl, who asks him to heal the broken wing of a falcon that Kamari has found, even though Koriba warns her that it won’t work:“Once a bird has touched the sky,” I explained, “he can never be content to spend his days on the ground.”

“I will make him content,” she said with determination. “You will heal him and I will care for him, and he will live.”Kamari and Koriba agree that in return for his help healing the falcon’s wing, she will clean his hut for a month. But Kamari, too, is not content. When she realizes that Koriba, unlike the rest of their tribe, has a computer and can read, she begs him to teach her. Koriba refuses: no woman is permitted to read; it is their duty to till the fields, make meals, keep the home and bear children. Kamari, however, is bright enough to teach herself to read from the computer and books Koriba has in his hut, and Koriba is faced with a painful choice and its consequences.

For I Have Touched the Sky explores many of the same issues as The Manamouki, but is a different variation on the theme of the clash between traditional and modern values and lifestyles, and how that affects women in particular. This story is more heartbreaking, with an intelligent and determined young girl who doesn’t understand why she can’t be allowed to learn and grow just a little more. As in his other Kirinyaga tales, Resnick deftly weaves in traditional-type fables that relate to the plot and themes of the story.


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Ebook For I Have Touched The Sky (Tales Of Kirinyaga) read Online! Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick, better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland. and has been short-listed for major awards in England, Italy and Australia. He is the author of 68 novels, over 250 stories, and 2 screenplays, and is the editor of 41 anthologies. His work has been translated into 25 languages. He is the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Worldcon and can be found online as @ResnickMike on Twitter or at www.mikeresnick.com.


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