Where the Children Take Us : How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable

Asher, Zain E.

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A deeply moving and riveting memoir.' Arianna Huffington 'An incredible personal story.' Don Cheadle This spellbinding memoir opens with a woman receiving shattering news that her husband and son have been in a terrible accident. In that instant, she becomes a widowed immigrant left to raise four children in a London neighbourhood beset by poverty and crime. Her struggle awakens an inner strength which - coupled with the rituals of radical mothering from her village - lead to the family's salvation. The fierce parenting style she adopts ultimately produces an Oscar-nominated actor, an Oxford-educated CNN anchor, a doctor and a successful entrepreneur. Where the Children Take Us is the story of a woman who battled genocide, famine, poverty and crushing grief to rise from war-torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace. It paints an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity and love - and is a testimony to the sacrifices Nigerian parents make to raise successful children.