From the bright lights of London's Holland Park into the power cuts and very rural life of Lagos state in Nigeria, all in the blink of an eye.
This is the true story of a family torn apart by International Parental Child Abduction.
In September 1973, Yemi was just seven years old when he and his younger sister were taken away from England by their dad without their mum's knowledge or consent. They lived and grew up in Nigeria for over fourteen years, where the only communication they had with their mum was by letters.
Without social media, computers or mobile phones, how does a mother track down her missing children? How do the children adapt to the sudden change of lifestyle?
This is the story of the events through the eyes of that seven-year-old child, from the moment he realised he was in a different country. Yemi relates the stark change of culture, the new family and the voyage of self-discovery. The book covers his roller-coaster young life of apprehensions and ecstasy, his rebellions, and his loves. It follows his anger as he grew from boy to teenager and his eventual reconciliation with himself and his parents.
What kind of man would that boy grow up to be? Time Will Tell.
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'Yemi's book should be essential reading for anyone working in the field of child abduction' -- Marisa Allman
'This book presents an very intimate look, through the eyes of a child, the life of a young boy, ripped from his country, friends, school, and mothers. Emotionally abandoned, the young boy grows into a man. He survived, but the boy's loss echos shadows on every page.' -- Maureen Dabbagh