At ten years of age, Eyo bids farewell to slum life in Africa for a better life in the United Kingdom as a domestic servant. Soon enough, she realizes that, contrary to what she's been told, the streets of Europe are not paved with gold, and so begins her fight to be free.Eyo was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2010.This title is published by CAN-DO Publishing of Kenya and distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads.
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Eyo did actually potray what actually happens in Africa
it's sad how we say the child belong to the community...but treating them in an inhuman manner is inhuman.
Eyo is selfless letting her dad use her so as to protect her sister from going through what she does. her mama is helpless and urges her to stand her fathers act as thats what women do.
it's like a trend what mama Lanre went through with her dad and yet see her daughter go through it and with no choice.
honestly i did shed tears and empathised with the African girl who was promised education in America, a good job so as to help her family back in Nigeria-Ajengule
only to be turned into a sex slave involuntarily.