When Nigeria's corrupt military government kills their mother, twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi think their lives are over. Out of fear for their safety, their father, an outspoken journalist, decides to smuggle the children out of Nigeria and into London, where their uncle lives. But when they get to the cold and massive city, they find themselves lost and alone, with no one to trust and no idea when -- or if -- they will ever see their father again.
The Other Side of Truth is a gripping adventure story about courage, family, and the power of truth.
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Hoping only that they can hang on until their father can leave Nigeria as well, the two find themselves thrown into the social-services mill and taken into a foster home, struggling to apply for political asylum without endangering anyone in Nigeria.| Read Full Review of The Other Side of Truth
Twelve-year-old-Sade must flee her native Nigeria with her younger brother—after their mother is killed in a shooting intended for her father—and must learn quickly how to fight for what she holds dear.| Read Full Review of The Other Side of Truth
Once I knew it was intended for children, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment – if anything it impressed me even more that such a worthwhile book had been targeted at a group who almost certainly lack the insight into the refugee experience that this book offers.Jan 29 2010 | Read Full Review of The Other Side of Truth
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