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Agony of a Child Jonathan Okafor

Agony of a Child

Jonathan Okafor

Published October 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781934360989
Paperback
236 pages
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George is relieved of his job and evicted from the companys residential quarters as a result of false allegations of theft in his office. Life which has always been a bed of roses for him and his family turns out to be a nightmare as they areMoreGeorge is relieved of his job and evicted from the companys residential quarters as a result of false allegations of theft in his office. Life which has always been a bed of roses for him and his family turns out to be a nightmare as they are rendered homeless and subjected to penury. The demerits of having a handful of children is realised as the familys misfortune continues to ravage George, emotionally and physically. Meanwhile as poverty bites deeper into the family by the day, his wife Felicia who is his tower of strength refuses to give up on life, believing that the down fall of a man is not the end of his life. In his desperate quest for job, George runs into Raymond, an old college friend, who helps him to secure a small apartment and a job in a funeral home. But as George is destined for calamity, he gets involved in a ghastly auto crash on his way back from his boss wedding. He loses his legs and finally takes to the dust, leaving his unhealthy house wife and children in the shackles of poverty. Felicia takes up the challenge and responsibility for scouring for a job of any nature at the expense of her delicate health, considering her childrens wellbeing and education as her fundamental priority. But death eventually lays his icy hands on her after taking up a menial job that deteriorated her health condition. Georges children remain orphans and become object of slavery, abuse and traffic as Mazi Amadi, a selfish and diabolical relative traffics them off to individuals who subject them to sexual abuse and child labour, there by turning their dreams into nightmares, formerly bright future into a bleak one and making them social misfits. But as the saying goes, Evil hasa way catching up with its perpetrators, the individuals responsible for the dehumanization, tears and agony of Georges children face the consequences of their inhuman practices.