The Other Side of Truth
Twelve-year-old Sade and her brother Femi are forced to flee their home country, Nigeria, when their mother is murdered because of their father’s criticism of General Abacha’s military regime. No longer safe, the children are smuggled out of Lagos under false identities, beginning a journey into an unknown world. Abandoned in London by the woman paid to protect them, they find themselves alone in a strange and hostile place, facing an uncertain future as asylum seekers… Guaranteed to touch a nerve, this is a raw and hard-hitting story of refugee children coping in a world of prejudice and loss.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal.