Amaka Azie’s “Thorns And Roses”


Thorns and Roses by Amaka Azie unveils the thematic issues around the girl child enveloped in a romantic plot. The protagonist Ifeoma is emotionally traumatized by her ruthless father while her mother stands by him despite his despicable acts against her and her siblings who are also girls. Her education is threatened when her Uncle who has been paying her school fees suffers a stroke.

In a bid to get some money, an arranged marriage is set up by her father, and the bride would be one of her sisters, Chioma. Ifeoma as the eldest tries to take the place of her sister and succeeds but then flees with her sisters to Lagos after the suitor tries to rape her.

Her hustling soon pays off and she sets up her restaurant “Eastern Delight”. In comes Chuma Obi, the rich guy and the romantic journey begins interwound with twists and turns and tear-jerking scenes that makes it a good read…

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