Daughter in Exile


This book details the experiences of a fictional Ghanaian young woman who emigrates to America. The story is an emotional narrative of the things that happen to her along the way, giving insight into the immigrant experience from an African perspective.


This book was so good that I barely put it down in the 3 days it took me to read it. It is definitely a novel, totaling nearly 400 pages. As someone who knows African immigrants in America, I felt that the story really captured the emotions and experiences one might come across if that is their journey. There were sad moments, funny moments, and all too many real-life moments. Overall, this is one of my favorite stories I’ve ever read. I had to put the book down several times while reading it so I could savor the moment of reading a story that really connected to me.

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