I dedicate this cultural legacy to …
My father, the greatest storyteller I have known since childhood, and my supporter at every step of the way;
My mother, the strongest, most perseverant person, the one who showed me what it means to have a will of steel.
My sister, who is kinder to me than I am to myself, and to her beautiful family who I hold close to my heart;
My beloved husband, my partner in life, and the first to encourage pursue any new endeavor of mine;
My children, you light up my life;
My ancestors, my roots, and every member of my family near and far;
My healers and all those who helped me throughout my life;
My friends, editors, teachers and loved ones who helped me write this novel, despite the difficulties;
And my country, may you always be blessed and protected.