Year of Publication: The narrator of the story, Omolola Olufunke Olufunmilayo Ogunwole has managed to keep a diary as early as the age of nine. She tells her story entirely in the form of this diary. With every strand of narrative she begins with a date and then addresses it to Jupiter, her sole companion.

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Based in London , [2] she is also a filmmaker. Sade Adeniran was born in London, England, to Nigerian parents, and at the age of eight was taken back to her father's village in Nigeria, [2] spending her formative years living with her grandmother in Idogun, Ondo State , before returning to the UK. Adeniran earned degrees in Media and English from Plymouth University and also studied in the US as an exchange student at the University of Massachusetts.

She was employed as a business change consultant, while also working for five years on her first novel, Imagine This , describing the book's route to publication in the Brunel University newsletter Brunel Link in "Like most writers who dream of seeing their book in print, I went down the traditional route of sending my manuscript to publishers and agents but the responses were not positive — there didn't seem to be room in the marketplace for a story of a young girl growing up in rural Nigeria.

After years of trying to repress my dream of becoming a published author, I finally plucked up the courage to do something. I realised that if I didn't believe in myself, no-one else would. Told through her diaries, Imagine This chronicles 10 years of the life of Lola, who is sent as a nine-year-old from her home in London to live with relatives in Nigeria.

Some things in the book are based on real incidents. That village was where I grew up, but what happens to the character Lola is not what happened to me. As a filmmaker, Adeniran is currently developing an adapted version of her novel, which reached the second round of the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab , [10] and won the British Urban Film Festival Award for Best Script Talent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nigerian novelist.

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Imagine This – Sade Adeniran

By Sade Adeniran. It is when nine-year old Lola Ogunwole is wrenched from all that is familiar in London and thrust into an alien culture. Abandoned by her father and separated from her brother, Lola must adjust to living without the basic necessities, where a drink of water entails a six mile trek into the bushes. Unable to speak the language and spurned by her relatives, Lola struggles to find her identity in a place where she doesn't quite fit. Although sometimes bleak and harrowing, Imagine This is told with a feistiness and humour that provokes empathy towards Lola as she moves from childhood to adulthood, searching for love and acceptance and coming to terms with the hardest thing of all, loss. Why, why, why?


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