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Publisher's Summary

The author of the acclaimed The Teller of Secrets returns with a searing novel of a young Ghanian woman’s search for self-empowerment and home, an unflinching, heart-wrenching story of a young immigrant’s struggle to make a life in the US and the setbacks and challenges she must overcome.

At twenty-one, life in Senegal could not be better for Lola. An aspiring writer and university graduate, she has a great job, a vibrant social life, and a future filled with possibility. But fate disrupts her world when she falls for Armand, an American Marine stationed at the U.S. Embassy. Her mother, a high court judge in Ghana, who endeavors to keep her anchored to home, disapproves of her choice. Against her mother’s wishes, Lola plans a future with Armand. They decide to start a business selling gold, ultimately eloping to America with plans to make babies.

But the young African woman has no idea that her real journey is just beginning, for she has traded her care-free life in Senegal for the precarious and perilous existence of an undocumented immigrant in America. Too stubborn and proud to tell her family the truth, Lola takes a series of underpaid jobs involving a darkly comic catalog of Dickensian characters, and gets caught up in a xenophobic fundamentalist church. Harrowing, eye-opening, and utterly unforgettable, Daughter in Exile is a story about motherhood, love and a woman’s quest for home.

©2023 Bisi Adjapon (P)2023 HarperCollins Publishers

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