Ijangolet S. Ogwang was born in Kenya to Ugandan parents, and raised South African, more specifically in a small town in the Eastern Cape called Butterworth. Ogwang currently works as an analyst for an Impact Investment Fund called Edge Growth that focuses on investing in and building small businesses in South Africa. By night she voraciously reads anything and everything. Between this and “adulting” she makes up stories.
Strange, how humans desire to see themselves in a mirror image: staring back from the glass, their parts reversed, but their colours reflected.’ Achen and Nyakale: twin sisters, separated from childhood to inherit different destinies. In the hope of inheriting a better life, a mother makes the heart-wrenching decision to send one child, Nyakale, to South Africa to be raised by her well-off sister, the child’s aunt, who has no children of her own. The other child, Achen, stays in Uganda to be raised by their mother in a village. An Image in a Mirror is a richly told and deeply intimate African story about the coming of age of two young women, who are the same as much as they are different. When the sisters, at the age of twenty-two, finally cross their respective worlds to meet, how mirrored will each feel about the other? Heralding a new female voice in fiction, An Image in a Mirror is a profound debut novel.