Me, My Mother, My Life: A Journey Through Pain and Healing
Me, My Mother, My life is a poetic journey through the trials of a young woman who longed to break free of the burden of an oppressive family legacy. Beautifully narrated, the author unblinkingly examines her life experiences, telling her story in a way that only one who has deeply experienced life, love, and God could portray. Born in London to Nigerian parents, Ayomide spent her childhood and young adulthood in the country of her parents origin where life for this young British girl was to be grabbed by both hands with spirit, good humour, and great resolve. When she returned to England, her faith in God led her on an odyssey to heal the generational issues with which she had long been faced. Beyond its value as a beautifully-constructed and gripping memoir, this book leads the readers into their own private journey of reflection on their personal relationships, containing the wisdom of emotional and spiritual healing as well as personal growth. Not for the faint-hearted, Me, My Mother, My Life will deepen your understanding of life, love, and the value of forgiveness. A well-written personal tale of a womans trials of the spirit and her passage to healing. -Kirkus Adeniola writes well and is a sensitive observer ... the trajectory of her life from her student days in Nigeria to her professional life in England is genuinely interesting. Her writing is informed by her Christian faith, but not in a way that puts off more secular readers. -BlueInk Culture clash meets generation gap in this memoir by Ayomide Adeniola ... Adeniolas memoir remains compelling because of the strong family bond that comes through no matter how contentious the conversation. With Me, My Mother, My Life, Adeniola uncovers the basic truth of many family arguments: we wouldnt fight so much if we didnt care so deeply. -ForeWord Clarion
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