This is a story about a little girl who learns about her two very different great-grandmothers and their two very different worlds. she has never seen the great-grandmother who lives in Gambia, and she sometimes visits her Norwegian great-grandmother. A warm tale rich with the sounds and scents of two countries, bound with the comforting bounds of love.
Kishen's cow strays away one day in August, leading him and his friend Shagufta into unknown territory. This gentle story of love, friendship, and the innocent wisdom of childhood is set against a time when the partition of India caused immense loss to millions of people.