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Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 9, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Amalion Publishing invites you to these two events as My Life Has a Price, a gripping tale of pain, strength and triumph is presented at the Lagos Book & Art Festival. Venue is: Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, Broad Street, Lagos. 16-18 Nov.


2pm – 3pm

My Life Has a Price

A panel discussion around the newly released personal memoirs of abuse victim- Tina Okpara and the theme of abuse, rape and how literature can fill the gap. Published by Amalion Publishers, the book My Life Has a Price is being introduced to the public at the 14th Lagos Book & Art Festival. Discussants include Emmanuel Iduma, Adaudo Osigwe, Dami Ajayi, Sylva Nze Ifedigbo moderated by Chris Ihidero. Produced by Saraba Magazine.



10am – 11.45am

My Life Has a Price- Meet the author

Tina Okpara's memoir, MY LIFE HAS A PRICE takes us on her 5-year journey to hell; from a loving yet poor childhood in Nigeria to the ordeal of modern day slavery in wealthy, suburban Paris.  She was only 13 when celebrity footballer, Godwin Okpara and his wife Linda, lured her father into giving her up for a supposedly better life in Europe. Tina Okpara will share from that experience, especially on writing the memoir and the closure it brings.


One morning in the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, a lucky 13-year-old girl named Tina, who came from a modest family, is preparing to go to France to become part of Linda and Godwin Okpara's family. Linda is a home maker and Godwin is a footballer at top French club Paris Saint-Germain and for the Super Eagles, Nigeria's national squad. They have four children and Tina dreams of going with them to school and joining in their games and pranks, living the European dream. But soon after her arrival the reality becomes different.


Written in collaboration with acclaimed journalist, Cyril Guinet, Tina recounts how imprisonment, torture and abuse in a suburban house in the middle of gentrified Europe in the twenty-first century could not break her. Tina's gripping story of survival and escape is a moving testament to a remarkable woman, a true survivor.

My Life Has A Price is one of the books of the festival. To this effect, a panel of discussion is set around the newly released personal memoirs of the abused victim- Tina Okpara and the theme of abuse, rape and how Literature can fill the gap.

Published by Amalion Publishers Dakar, the book is set to make waves at the 14th Lagos Book & Art Festival.  This is a heartrending true lifestory that encapsulates the agonizing pains of a childhood servitude in the hands of adoptive parents. A-must-read, an eye-opener to those who place a high price-tag on humanity and the right of the child!

Entry to the Lagos Book & Art Festival is absolutely freee!

For more information, visit, call: 08189417037.

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