From the Horn of the Unicorn: A True Story about Life

From the Horn of the Unicorn: A True Story about Life
Item# IBSN: 978-0-8059-9616-6

by Shirley Davis Karangu

Through the hard times and the triumphs, Shirley Davis Karangu relates the powerful story of Irene, a black woman who lived much of her life in the South of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, and the wisdom she learns From the Horn of the Unicorn. We are angered as Irene endures abuse, the gossip of neighbors, and the scarcity of the Great Depression, just as we celebrate her triumph as her children grow up and she even manages to own a piece of land.

But it’s the colorful cast of character that share Irene’s life that are most memorable; characters created so vividly you will feel you have met them. While we are all different, Irene’s unicorn teaches us that we should treat all people the same, because deep inside, we’re not all that different.


Shirley Davis Karangu was born in Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama. She and her husband, Macharia, are the proud parents of two adult children, Wambui and Irungu, and three grandchildren. The 1980s founder of Servants-on-Call, a care-giving group, Karangu spends her time helping people in any way she can. From the Horn of the Unicorn, her first publication, was inspired by a true story.

(2005, paperback, 56 pages)

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