My Name Is Konisola  


My Name Is Konisola
Second Story Press | March 17, 2020 | 152 pages
ISBN: 9781772601190

On a freezing cold winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada, having left Nigeria with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They are running for their lives, having lived under the threat of violence from a controlling family member. Soon after they land disaster strikes--Konisola's mother is hospitalized and Konisola is forced to fend for herself in a strange country with no family and no friends. Help comes in the form of a nurse who befriends Konisola's mother. But still everything remains uncertain. Will this new life Konisola has found be taken from her? Will she be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee, or will she and her mother be sent back across the ocean? This is a story of bravery and determination, of loss, and of generosity and good will that paved the way for a new family.