Long ago, the people of Rwanda suffered through a terrible famine. The rains did not come to help the crops grow, the grass withered, and the soil became so dry that it cracked.
The people looked to their village chiefs for guidance, but the chiefs could not help. They looked to the king, but he could not bring the rain. Only the magical tail of a mystical creature could save the kingdom.
Maguru is Rwanda's best hunter, even better than the king-and certainly better than his jealous village chief. He's hunted the buffalo, the antelope, and the leopard, but he has never hunted the deadly imparambwe.
To save his people, Maguru must now learn to outrun the wind and outwit a creature that can change shape in the wink of an eye. If he succeeds, he'll be a hero. If he fails, his people will die of starvation.
Maguru is determined not to fail.
Beautifully illustrated, Felicien Aroni Kanyamibwa's Legs of Tornado introduces readers to the world of African fables, where animals talk, beautiful brides hide deadly secrets, and magic lives and breathes.
About the Author
US citizen Felicien Aroni Kanyamibwa, PhD, was born in Rwanda. He grew up in both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kanyamibwa received his PhD in business administration from Penn State University, University Park. He also holds an MS in quantitative business analysis and management information systems from Louisiana State University. While in Rwanda, Kanyamibwa worked as a senior executive in the banking, manufacturing, and civil engineering industries. In the United States, his professional career has included teaching at the university level and fulfilling executive roles for various technology, financial, and pharmaceutical companies. He has been published in both academic and professional journals. When not writing, Kanyamibwa enjoys reading; exploring ethnic, modern, and classical art and music; and telling stories from his homeland.