Funke craved acceptance from her peers. She finally got it. She naively believed all she was told and taught about social life and being a big girl…that was till she got pregnant. Exiled from home and living under the close watch of her grandmother, can Funke summon the courage to complete her education and earn enough to raise her son? Is this the end of the road for her dreams and her life?
Erased Reproach: A Beyond the Trial Novella
Beyond the Trial is a collection of three short stories. The first story, Erased Reproach, is the story of young love and ruthless heartbreak. Funke, a teenager at the beginning of the story, gives in to peer pressure and ends up with an unwanted pregnancy which leads her into forced exile from her childhood home.
A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa highlights the Nigerian culture of love and respect for the elderly members of the extended family. It revisits the rich folktales that were used commonly in the past to teach moral principles to children and encourages children to learn and speak our indigenous languages. It includes an activity section with a list of new words and their meanings as used in the text and black and white sketches of the illustrations in the book
that children can colour by themselves.