Daughter in exile : a novel
by Adjapon, Bisi,
|Format:||Print Book 2023|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 10 copies|
The acclaimed author of The Teller of Secrets returns with a gut-wrenching, yet heartwarming, story about a young Ghanaian woman's struggle to make a life in the US, and the challenges she must overcome.
Lola is twenty-one, and her life in Senegal couldn't be better. An aspiring writer and university graduate, she has a great job, a nice apartment, a vibrant social life, and a future filled with possibility. But fate disrupts her world when she falls for Armand, an American Marine stationed at the U.S. Embassy. Her mother, a high court judge in Ghana, disapproves of her choice, but nothing will stop Lola from boarding a plane for Armand and America.
That fateful flight is only the beginning of an extraordinary journey; she has traded her carefree existence in Senegal for the perilous position of an undocumented immigrant in 1990s America.
Lola encounters adversity that would crush a less-determined woman. Her fate hangs on whether or not she'll grow in courage to forge a different life from one she'd imagined, whether she'll succeed in putting herself and family together again. Daughter in Exile is a hope-filled story about mother love, resilience, and unyielding strength.
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-- United States
Young women -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Authors, Ghanaian -- Fiction.
Noncitizens -- United States -- Fiction.
Illegal immigration -- United States -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :HarperVia,2023
395 pages ; 24 cm