This is a heart-warming story about the power of a mother's love; truly an ode to women and mothers all over the world. It is a captivating and emotional story that talks about love and loss!
Follow Yetunde as she narrates her mother's ode to her grandmother. It is the Yoruba praise poetry for a mother known as Oriki Iya. Yetunde is also thrilled and delighted by the ancient Yoruba tale passed down to her by her mother about Labak?, a young maiden who was kidnapped to be forced to marry a warrior king. Will Iya Labak? save her child in time? Is Iya Labak? just a simple defenceless mother? Or . . . ?
This is a short story dedicated to past, present and future mothers, a perfect Mother's day present!
The book is mostly in English and all Yoruba words are translated, so everyone can enjoy the book fully.
Segilola Salami is an author of bilingual Yoruba English children's books, host of podcast The Segilola Salami Show and a Self publishing Strategist. She helps aspiring authors navigate the minefield that is self publishing