Home in Exile by Felix Kobla Wornameh

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Mr Almond pays with his life when he refuses to give away his four young daughters in forced marriage to a tribal rebel leader.
His young daughters, Alima, fifteen; Benatu, twelve; Tabata, thirteen and the youngest, Koshi, who was hearing-impaired, age eleven, have no choice; they must don male disguises and identities in order to stand a chance of escape in search of a new home.
At dawn, the planning takes a hasty few minutes. The girls arrive at a chosen destination and a preferred route, but a gruesome journey across the largest and deadliest desert on earth awaits them, not to mention that they will be faced with the stiff challenges of sneaking through Sharia and war-ravaged countries, like the Sudan, Chad, and Algeria, where young unmarried women are forbidden from walking alone in public.
For lack of options, the girls join other migrants to battle the vertical kilometres of the 3,000-foot Ahaggar Mountains.. The relentless trek day and night through the rocky arid landscape via Libya into Europe becomes even more dangerous..
The more they venture, the further away they find themselves – from each other, from their dreams, from themselves. Benatu unexpectedly ends up in a deadly snare, whereas Alima finds herself strangely stranded. Despite their hopelessness, the Almonds count on hope with a strong determination for vengeance. Then the unexpected happens again!

About Felix Kobla Wornameh

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If it weren’t for Megumi Wornameh, Felix Kobla's loving wife telling him that she believed he has some talent and wanting him to get back to school at age 35 to develop it, he would have never found his passion for writing. They used their savings and, he moved from Japan to enroll at the University of East London law school in England 2009, due to graduate in June 2012. He's currently working part- time with the journey team at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3. His parents migrated from their village in the east to the city in the south in Ghana. None of them learned to read or write but inherited great story telling from their parent which was passed on to them. He remember his late dad telling them countless stories from his memories. He grew up in an absolutely poor family in the Third World. His childhood and adult life has been nothing more than survival. His favorite sense in that situation was the first day he was sent to school to learn English language in a suburb called Nima. This realization is part of the reason Felix has so much sympathy for immigrants. And instead of reading only about the apparent success stories of the super rich and the super popular, He became fascinated on knowing how hard unprecedented some failures have tried to make it in life.
Published December 5, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 238 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Lincoln Derek 21 May 2013

This is a must to read book over and over again, giving you a deep depth of suspense.

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Raymand Francis 26 Aug 2013

indeed, this book has changed my perception on migrants. I read it twice and each time the story line made me shed tears, hope to see this as a movie on day, certainly would be very educational!

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jenifer Rasheed 19 Feb 2014

The author’s purpose in writing the book set out in the preface caught my imagination from the start. It vividly told a story which I would recommend to anyone because of its educational value to m...

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