Reading the Ceiling
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Gambian writer Dayo Foster’s book Reading The Ceiling is about Ayodele, a young woman faced with a life changing decisions on her eighteen birthday. Her choices lead her to leave the only home she has ever known and travel across the globe in search of a better life for herself.
She decides to attend a university in Europe, where she experiences both the joy and heartbreak of falling in love. She becomes a globe-trotter, traveling around the world in an attempt to make sense of her life. The story takes many twists and turns, and Ayodele eventually finds herself back in African as a wife and mother trapped in a polygamous marriage. Ayodele’s story teaches us to be careful about our daily decision making, for a single unevaluated decision might cost us the rest of our lives.
Reading the Ceiling is at once humorous, tragic, joyful, and a great read. You can purchase the book here.