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Imagine This Paperback – 31 May 2007

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  • Paperback: 331 pages
  • Publisher: SW Books (31 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955545307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955545306
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 809,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'What animate the book... are Lola's feisty voice and her authentic evocation of her surroundings... The idiosyncratic phrasing contributes to the appeal of Adeniran's memorable heroine.' --The Guardian


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Sad, but determined Lola endures the life she's forced to live. There's plenty of self pity as she grows, but then she has reason for it!
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel, laughed, cried, even identified with the universal themes of love & the expectations that most girls have of it until their hearts get broken.
Recommend this thoroughly.
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I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in post-colonial African history or current events in Nigeria. The story is realistic enough to be mistaken for biography. The characters and various atmospheres are beautifully described. It left me with many lasting memories.
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I was puzzled initially, by the with hindsight wise choice of "childish" grammar, since this starts as the secret dairy of a young kid. Then, by the suspension of disbelief, this kid would take any explanation as valid.
I'm still reading it, slowly, a rarity in myself, but so far, once you understand "that" grammar and vocabulary levels being used as writing tools to add veracity to the story, the story becomes interesting.
Not my daily read, but I'm eager to see how a movie of this story will be made.
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To be honest a book written in diary form about the life and times of a young African girl did not instantly appeal to me in any way shape or form. However, immensely positive reviews from friends who had read the book left me wanting to know what all the fuss was about. When I started reading it, I realised that this was not a book about the life of a young African girl, it was a book about life and the experiences it throws at you at times in an uncompromising manner. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I was addicted from the moment I picked it up and was left wanting when I finished reading it and had to put it down. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
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A young woman who has gone through immense suffering at the hands of family and relatives but still comes out whole with some life scares.I hoped the book would go on as i need to be sure her future would be a new leaf as she returns back to london.
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A truly fabulous read that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster as you share the highs and unfortunately very frequent lows of the wonderful Lola. I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to finish reading it, but the addictive nature of the writing meant that to my personal disappointment I finished reading it in just 3 days. Once I picked it up, I simply could not put it down. A wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable piece of literature written in a way that appeals to all regardless of age or gender.
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As a British born Nigerian this dealt with themes that are familiar. I particularly enjoyed the Yoruba proverbs interspersed throughout the story. However, she was rather (unfairly I think) negative about Nigeria and her Nigerian relatives, with England portrayed as a fairy tale Promised Land.
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I was hooked from the moment I started reading it. I shared the highs and lows of Lola's life like it were my own. The book triumphs in captivating your imagination as you travel with Lola along her journey of self discovery and awareness. A must read. For those who hate books written in journal form, I challenge you to read this book and maintain that dislike.
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