It is 1977 when nine-year old Lola Ogunwole is wrenched from all that is familiar in London and thrust into an alien culture. Abandoned by her father and separated from her brother, Lola must adjust to living without the basic necessities, where a drink of water entails a six mile trek into the bushes. Unable to speak the language and spurned by her relatives, Lola struggles to find her identity in a place where she doesn't quite fit.
Although sometimes bleak and harrowing, Imagine This is told with a feistiness and humour that provokes empathy towards Lola as she moves from childhood to adulthood, searching for love and acceptance and coming to terms with the hardest thing of all, loss.
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About the Author
Sade Adeniran has written for radio, theatre and film. Her self-published debut novel Imagine This, won the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. Sade is also a filmmaker, her first short film More Cake was made in 2013 and was adapted from a short story she wrote, called Martha Mauden & Co. Her second short film A Mother's Journey is the sequel to her book, Imagine This. She is currently adapting Imagine This into a feature animation. In her spare time, Sade produces short story podcasts, promoting African literature, writers and stories. SWoSSP can be downloaded for FREE, from iTunes, SoundCloud and Mixcloud.