Nosa, a young man from an indigent background, has aspirations to succeed in life. For him, leaving Nigeria is one of the ways to achieve that success. Still, he is resolutely against travelling by land to Europe, a common route for many and Leo’s proposal for overcoming their respective challenges.
Leo is Nosa’s best friend and Nosa tries to convince him against embarking on such a perilous journey. However, events conspire to force him into joining Leo and others on the journey. Thus begins an adventure through one of the hottest and grittiest places on the planet. Of course, for these migrants, surmounting the Sahara is only the beginning.
ACROSS THE SAHARA is a story of human survival. It is about African youth and some of the reasons why they embark on this most treacherous of journeys. In a bid to get to Europe, these migrants must take on one of nature’s most inhospitable terrains, the Sahara Desert.
James has been in a few relationships, dated different kinds of girls – the good, the bad and the worst. Finding the right girl wasn’t working out until he meets and falls in love with Mimi. She loves him too, and they decide to marry.
However, there is an obstacle on their path to marital bliss. Chief Eze, Mimi’s father, a highly ethnocentric man who wields a lot of influence over his family, stands between the couple and their hearts’ desire. What can they do? James has to rely on a mix of ingenuity and cunning to achieve his dream.
An engrossing tale of love, FATHER FOR HIRE presents an insight into aspects of the African way of life that people in other climes may not know of or appreciate. With its fascinating characters, simple and humorous plot and subplots, no matter who you are, you are bound to enjoy FATHER FOR HIRE. Oh, and there’s sex too.
Mimi and James are finally married despite opposition from her father. In fact, it had been necessary to trick Chief Eze into giving away his daughter’s hand in marriage. Now, he is so bitter he has turned his back on her and her husband.
Regardless of the many challenges that come with wedlock, James and Mimi are happy. That is until Chinedu, Mimi’s eldest brother, returns to the country. On his return, comes tragedy and turmoil.
James is pushed to the limit, questioning things he thought he knew and finding it hard to move on because of things he feels certain he knows. He has no option but to make difficult decisions for his and Mimi’s future.
ON HIS RETURN is the sequel to FATHER FOR HIRE, JO Emoyon’s second novel.