21, July 2015: Uzo Amaka, young writer based in Northern California is releasing her first book “Ages of Suffocation: Remembered Dreams” on 29th August at Bella Ultra Lounge in CA, which is expected to shed light on a little discussed social matter in Nigeria, plight of children in divorced families. This book is based on true life events of Uzo, who spent her early childhood in Lagos Nigeria until she was twelve.
Her life story was never accounted by her or anotheruntil she decided herself to begin to write a book to tell the world the story of her upbringing in Nigeria without the care of her real mother.
This is the story of Oma, one of many children all around the world who suffer due to impaired love, protection and care in divorced families. At very young age, she gets kidnapped by her father from her real mother and taken to Nigeria. As she is raised under the protection of her father, a new member joins the family, Floressa, Oma’s step mother. Floressa is a beauty on the outside but soon she starts to show about the real cruel woman within her who constantly torments Oma and her two young sisters Ada and Uche. She takes her level of physical torture on children to the extremes by beating them until they black out. She is an adamant lady with such strictness that she does everything in her power to keep the children silent. Two young sisters are the only comfort of Oma, who also suffer from the constant beatings of their step mother.
Life of the little girls get worse as a house-boy hired to help around the house take advantage of the girls at their ages 5, 6 and 7. It continues for months until their father returns from overseas only to find his daughters abused and both mentally and physically tormented.
That does not mark the end of Oma’s sufferings in life. Her marital life does not bring her the happiness she dreamed, but instead turns out as another period of unhappiness as she finds her man in an affair with another woman.
And then she takes a decision in her life to choose what she really wants instead of always compromising. Will it put an end to her life’s suffering?
Information on Book Launch:
Date: Saturday, August 29th 2015 5pm to 9pm
Location: Bella Ultra Lounge: 561 11th St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Elevator/Stair entrance on Clay street)
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