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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In this review, Oyebanji Ayodele has acted the Jupiter and has spoken back to Lola out of her diary. Her being enigmatic and tenacious leads me into examining her sare, Sade Adeniran, who probably shares some characteristics with Lola.

After a while I forgot I was reading a novel and could picture Lola scratching away in her diary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What i love about the book was Lola and her many relative and some she cant even remember their name. Poor Lola goes through hell when she get’s back to Nigeria.

Because of her words, I find myself changed forever. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

The traditional practice of relative or kinship fostering of children is quite prevalent across West Africa. It’s been a thiss five years but all good things come to an end. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Imagine This is pure, unadulterated storytelling and the power of it is incredible. Ann rated it liked it May 28, Aug 24, Beverley rated it liked iagine.


Get to Know Us. I went through the highs and lows with Omolola, pausing to laugh at her funny takes on life.

What a mangled twists your life is on this existential plane. Olubukonla rated it liked it Mar 24, She lives and breathes alongside you as you read her story. Don’t have an account? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Mavis Gallant sads Canada to France 2.

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I would definitely ‘imagine and hear Lola’s voice long after the I’ve flipped close the pages of this book. Contemporary kinship fostering is very much at the heart of Imagine Thisan epistolary novel. Do your betting on the NBA in casinos, not the street.

Her voice didn’t change throughout the 8 years of her journal keeping, which makes me wonder if the author got it right with younger Lola. 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. Lola is an astounding and outstanding character. Feb 04, Jamieson rated it it was amazing.

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This books lets you know just how invaluable real parents are in the lives of their children. Remember it’s told in journal form however, so if that’ll put you off, don’t bother but I think that is what makes this novel so devastating and real. Too long in parts, a lot of characters adeniiran well developed and some editing errors but in general an okay read.


This is exactly what happens tbis nine year old Lola Ogunwole. The writing style changes nicely from her as a young child, to as a teenager; she writes well throughout.

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Their exodus to Nigeria, their dad’s homeland, with everything that surrounds it, most especially as they are related to the life of the solitary narrator Lolaculminates in Sade Adeniran’s Imagine This. In Nigeria, her father basically abandons her in his paternal village of Idogun to be fostered by extended relatives.

Linky for my Nigerian mini-challenge! But because she is also socially aware and quite precocious, Lola is able to verbalize her emotions and express hhis opinions in ways that kmagine in traditional African settings find difficult to bear from a child.

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Return to Book Page. I’ve often wondered if HE’D ever treat me like a daughter again, could we ever go back, was there actually ever a time when HE gy I love you or I’m proud of you? Imagine This is a stunning debut novel. Precious Adebola rated it did not like it Oct 19, She is a great writer. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A nice round total. Loved this book for its awesome simplicity. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: