Buy Imagine This by Sade Adeniran from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. It is 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. Imagine This [S Adeniran] on Imagine This Paperback – Paperback: pages; Publisher: Sade’s World Ltd (); Language: English.

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Imagine This by Sade Adeniran

adeniraan Oh, and I don’t know how it was in the 80s, but I don’t think Lovely book. One person found this helpful. I would definitely ‘imagine and hear Lola’s voice long after the I’ve flipped close the pages of this book. If you have a book you’ve read and will like to review objectively on here, please contact us by leaving a comment.

That you have made me a part of your story, perhaps as an addressee has made the strings that tie me to the ebb and flow of your life become more noticeable. The writing style changes nicely from her as a young child, to as a teenager; she writes well throughout. The series of trivialities in Ogunwole’s extended family in Idogun, which always morphs into sheer wickedness, affirms this. 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.

Spirituality is another picture that faces the reader. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It takes a village to raise a child is what we say.

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A lot of heartache, and I mean a LOT of heartache but she overcomes. Despite the fact that Sade drains her voice imagune everything mature in the incipient portrait of Lola, she still fails to cover up completely. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her one constant, her brother Adebola, removed from her, Lola feels more alone than ever. But most of all, Imagine This is gy the triumph of the heart.


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I found the review absolutely riveting. Lola is an astounding and outstanding character. Thematically, the picture of Nigeria and Africa are seen in the “horriblest” using Lola’s word condition. Sae like all things, time passes and hardships increase. My attentive sight didn’t fail to recognize the uncomplimentary air that lingers around child-upbringing when the parties saddled with the responsibility are divided.

Apr 01, Mary rated it really liked it. Enter title, subject or author. Oyebanji Ayodele has done one strange thing in this review; he has upturned the literary apostrophe in this book. I would love to read a sequel to this, to see how he I found this book hard to put down, and it left me with a lot to think about – it’s written as a diary, by a girl who moves from London to Nigeria with her brother. Born in London to Nigerian parents, her world is torn apart when her mother abandons Lola and her brother Adebola.

Imagine This is a sad story, a great imgine at that but what stands out is the realism behind the situation the protagonist finds herself in. She is also a keen observer of people. Here is a novel that delves into the world of Lola Ogunwole, a fastidious, precocious, funny and eagle-eyed girl who cannot but apprise Jupiter, an imaginary inhabitant of her diary, of everything life offers her. A writer to watch out for, I think.

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The book is fraught with issues an African reader would easily identify with, considering the fact that the blood that paces the veins and arteries of the narrative are akin to that which flows in his.


I read a hodgepodge of all sorts of different things, ranging from literary criticism, fat historical volum In the old days, a parent would imagije their child to live with a relative if they felt inadequate at the prospect of raising their child properly or felt that the relative could provide better opportunities like a good education for the child. Oluchi, thank you once again for reading on this blog and commenting on it.

Because of her words, I find myself changed forever. Will it be like Ayodele’s?

Critcal Literature Review on Facebook. Lola also speaks Sade’s tokunbo Yoruba patois. I Need a Publisher! But I consider the sequel a test on Sade’s ability to manage the conflict she has already built up in this prequel. This is the End my Friends.

Just got done with this book and my lesson from this is that what you seek is what you get but there’s a lot of things in between and all that matters is how you react towards it. Both are what the Idogun based characters follow. Top Books of – One of my favourite bookish activities each year is going back through my list of books read and choosing my top By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Trivia About Imagine This.

Diary that starts with a nine year old girl who has been abandoned by mother and father. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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