I recently had the pleasure of speaking to one of the ‘Women4Africa’ nominees who had been nominated for the ‘Social and Humanitarian of the year’ category and she happened to mention that she was in actual fact also an author. When I now saw an interview that she did talking about a book she had written, I took it upon myself to ask her for a copy as it sounded like an interesting read.
She kindly obliged and I received the book within a couple of days. Once I started reading the book I couldn’t put it down. I found myself waking up early just to continue reading as I couldn’t wait for the start of the day and did not want the daily activities to get in the way of my reading. The book is ‘Amazing’, ‘Fantastic’, ‘Awesome’, and every other word that fits these categories, but don’t take my word for it, find out for yourself just what I am talking about. Abidemi Sanusi is an ‘outstanding writer’.
The title of the book is called ‘EYO’ and below is a brief synopsis and details of where you can grab yourself a copy because I can assure you I won’t be letting mine out of my site.
Eyo, an illiterate 10-year-old girl is trafficked to the UK with promises of a better life. The novel follows her five year journey as a domestic servant and eventual sex slave in the UK, her attempts to escape and her journey around the UK as she’s passed from one human trafficker to another. Eventually, she is rescued, only to realise that in even in freedom society demands an exacting price from those it should protect.
Eyo was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2010.
Eyo is available in the UK only via the author’s website, www.abidemisanusi.co.uk. The ebook is available from Amazon and other leading online retailers.