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Thirteen-year-old Esi is reluctantly on her way to London, England.
After many happy years with Grandma in Ghana, she is joining Maggie, the mother she hasn’t lived with since the age of six.
Her move to London, not only forces Esi to deal with challenges she’s never faced before, but it brings up lots of questions about Solomon, her absent father, and Maggie - the answers to which in the end change her life.
Looking Up is a compelling drama about faith, family separation, migration and the resilience of love.
" A sensitive and delightful story of tension and reconciliation in a Ghanaian family in London."
Professor A N Mensah, Retired Professor of English, University of Ghana
I am currently working on my next book.
I have a BA (Hons) in Law and Sociology and a Masters in Industrial Relations from Warwick University, England as well as a PhD in Development Studies from University of East Anglia, England.
Why do I write fiction?
My love of books, drama and writing led me to start creating fiction. I aim to create strong central characters dealing with the challenges that life has presented them with.
I am married with three children which is wonderful but demanding too.
Did you know ...
At school and at university, I loved acting on stage and performing poetry. I remember being the only non-drama student in a university drama production. I guess the ability to imagine being someone else helps me write fiction.
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Interviews, Reviews, Magazine and Newspaper features
Come and join in the celebration on 22nd February 2020 3-6pm marking a year since the publication of Looking Up. There will be readings from the book, a question and answer session, live music from Coco Mbassi and each ticket holder will get a signed copy of the book. Get your ticket through Eventbrite and I will see you there.
On @FireLiveTV on 27/11/2019 discussing my novel Looking Up with the lovely Serwaa on her radio show @theplatformwms
Africa Access reviews Looking Up
Check out this wonderful review of Looking Up by Africa Access Review in the USA who provide scholarly reviews of children’s and young adult books that focus on Africa. More than 100 African Studies scholars in the US are members of the review team. http://africaaccessreview.org/2019/10/lookin-up-a-family-drama/
Looking Up, in its original book cover, featured in the Voice Newspaper in the UK
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