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"Me, My Mother, My life" is the story of a Nigerian woman who goes through life's journey burdened by her culture and traditions. Ayomide is a product of a broken marriage and has to mature very fast. She grows up in Nigeria watching her mother try hard to give her family a good life. Her relationship with her mother becomes rocky when she gets engaged to Rex. The family returns to England where she manages to finish her masters and land a good job in Bath. Through all this is the feeling of betrayal, manipulation, resentment and love for her mother. She struggles between following her culture and setting herself free and it is her faith in God that will sustain her. Will she be able to find the heart to forget the pain and accept her mother's shortcomings?
Ayomide Adeniola writes with sincerity in her novel "Me, My Mother, My Life". This is an autobiography that touches everyone's hearts because it is easy to empathize with her. All of us have our own stories to tell about our mothers and are bound by our family legacy and culture. We learn about her trials as a child and later as a young woman in a language that can be described as simply beautiful. Trying to be objective, she opens her heart to her readers and takes them on her own personal journey. In the process, one is compelled to reflect on their own family relationships too. In what seems like a cycle of pain and healing, "Me, My Mother, My Life" could also be your story.