A work of fiction inspired by the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
Ngozi Balogun Bashiru became an orphan for the third time by the age of six. Taken in by an uncle, she cooked, cleaned, and washed and her transformation from cousin and niece to servant complete by her sixteenth birthday.
After a domestic spat, she's had enough and runs away from home, but soon learns that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. She's kidnapped, and the independence and freedom she so desperately sought wrenched from her grasp.
Now, Ngozi must dig deeper inside herself to find answers before it's too late, and her voice and that of those that matter to her, silenced forever.
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears. At Akarika girls' secondary school, something went terribly wrong."