The Cow That Wanted to Be Human
About the Book
In Rwanda, there once lived a farmer named Karekezi who heard someone calling out his name as he pulled a large cartful of harvested crops into town.
He looked around, but all he saw was a few cows in the distance. “That can’t be!” he thought. “Is it one of those cows calling me?”
When he walked over to the cows, to his amazement, one of them said, “Hello my name is Indatwa the cow, and I’m delighted to be here with you right now.”
Farmer Karekezi asked Indatwa (which means prized cow) if it had a home, and when he found out it didn’t, he invited it to take shelter on his farm. But he pointed out his house in the distance and warned that it must never go yonder “and look around and ponder.”
But it wasn’t long before a two-headed snake crawled out of the ground and urged Indatwa to ignore its promise to the farmer.
Will the cow break its promise, and if so, what consequences will it face? Find out in Rwanda—a story with a powerful lesson.
About the Author
Carine Colas Diallo earned a master’s in international relations and diplomacy and has worked closely with communities to implement education, food security, and child protection programs in Africa and Haiti. She is also the author of two other fictional children’s books: Guinea: The Invasion of the Ant Creatures and Liberia, The Blobmaster’s Evil Plan as well as a nonfiction book: A Personal Memoir of My Journey with God. She is a proud tennis mom and lives with her husband and their two children in Florida.