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'Yemi's book should be essential reading for anyone working in the field of child abduction' -- Marisa Allman 'This book presents an very intimate look, through the eyes of a child, the life of a young boy, ripped from his country, friends, school, and mothers. Emotionally abandoned, the young boy grows into a man. He survived, but the boy's loss echos shadows on every page.' -- Maureen Dabbagh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
When I was just a little boy of seven years old, my younger sister and I were taken away from England by my dad without my mum's knowledge or consent. We lived and grew up in Nigeria. The only communication we had with mum was by letters. This is the story of the events through the eyes of that seven year old boy, from the moment he realised he was in a different country, the stark change of culture, the new family and the voyage of self-discovery. The book covers this boy's rollercoaster young life of apprehensions and ecstasy; his rebellions, and his loves. It follows his anger as he grew from boy to teenager and his eventual reconciliation with himself and his parents. What kind of man would that boy grow up to be? "Only Time Will Tell.
Absolutely loved this book. I would recommend this book to any parent, so that they may understand how much of an impact their actions can have on their children. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tony Tate
This is an engrossing story about one young boy's journey, being smuggled by his Dad from England to Nigeria with his little sister without his Mom's knowledge. Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by Tod Yagi