WHERE HUMMINGBIRDS DANCE
by Susi Prescott.
This is the beautifully written, real-life story of a courageous teacher and mother who left her comfortable lifestyle and went to the grinding poverty of the Peruvian slums to teach English to the indigenous children of a remote mountain community. Susi and her husband celebrated their mutual halfcenturies, preferring donations to the Fred Hollows Foundation rather than gifts: this is who this woman is. Two years later, children grown up, the couple separated and Susi set off. At 60, she celebrated six years in the city of Arequipa, Peru, working at an English language institute while volunteer teaching at the impoverished primary school at the foot of the Andes. Untold joy and the stark realities of travelling dart through the pages. But “my right place on earth” shines through in the eyes of the schoolkids.