A Beautiful, Nuanced Love Story
"I loved the characters in this heart-tugging story, about love, life, fears, family, dreams and everything in between. It is told in a very liberating, simple, honest manner. Set in Paris and London in the nineteen sixties, within the backdrop of the Nigerian civil war, it captures the sophisticated way of life of Nigerians before the war and provides insight into what occurred in that time period without making the war a central focus –rather the characters.
This is a story of courage and trying to find your voice in spaces where your voice may often be tuned off/down and never amplified enough for what you truly want, need and desire. I found myself rooting for the main character. She is any girl, past, present and future. She sought to find/embrace her voice, make her own mistakes and also rise from them, on her own terms."