‘Sahara, Piercing the Thatch Ceiling’ narrates the story and journey of Sahara, a composite character through an intersectional gender lens. It is an intercultural, African, intergenerational, migrant, refugee and an Australian story. The characters in this book have to navigate trials and obstacles experienced across the whole spectrum of the African diaspora from skilled migrants to refugees.
Yet, it is a story of ultimate triumph, thanks to the collective power of this group of women, the strength of their relationships, the will to persist through any hardship, and the determination to succeed. Cultural elements are woven through the stories in a way that gleans understanding while letting the narrative flow. In the human weaknesses and strengths that it reveals, Sahara and her friends and other characters in the book embrace the migrant dream.