"Searching for Sodye" by A. M. Mensah is published

Top Quote Two young girls search for their own identity and destiny. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2017 - "Searching for Sodye" by A. M. Mensah is published(ISBN #978-1910053973) About the Book: A. M. Mensah has written a semi-autobiographical novel, depicting the care homes in the 1950's and 1960's England. The novel is from the perspective of mixed-raced children of African and Irish heritage. The book tells a child's story of loss and abandonment as well as their struggles of self-preservation alone without parental support. At the time of flourishing 1960's pop culture, two young girls are brought up by strict Roman Catholic nuns. In order to escape their traumatic upbringing, they travel to Franco's Spain where the USA military were based during the Vietnam War. This is a search of two children ultimately seeking their own self-identity and self-determination and the dramatic outcomes of their separate lives.

    Excerpt from the Book:
    "They could never pronounce my sister's name correctly. I concluded this truth to myself after being informed by the voice at the other end of the telephone that Sue had died. African names were not that familiar when we were born in the 1950's.
    "She fell down the stairs this morning and broke her neck," said the woman, after I had come out of the kitchen, to answer the telephone. I was tempted to let the telephone ring but as the ring tone did not stop, I guessed the caller was determined to speak to me.

    At the time I was not sure if I heard the fatal message correctly. The words seemed to take on a life of their own. They seem to echo back on themselves and persistently rebounded about in my mind. Each word just floated around in my head. There was no coherent meaning at all. Only words, unremittingly ricocheted around in my head. When the words finally made sense, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the death of my younger sister. All through Sue's life no one could pronounce her name correctly; not even Sue."

    Amazon reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening and intriguing read
    By Zara611 on 30 Jan. 2014
    Format: Paperback

    This novel was a very intriguing read and changes the way you perceive humans and human behaviour. The author has been able to capture me as a reader with the use of cliff hangers and a personal story. The novel is tear-jerking but there is also a sense of humour to balance it. It was a very enjoyable read!

    5.0 out of 5 stars Unique insight into life in ever more cosmopolitan world
    By Lucyw82 on 28 Jan. 2014
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

    Through a personal journey the author shows the struggles and heights of life as it affects minorities and the whole of us in general.

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    New Generation Publishing
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