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Where the Children Take Us

Narator: Zain Asher

Durata: 6h 19m

In this spellbinding memoir, popular CNN anchor Zain Asher pays tribute to her mother’s strength and determination to raise four successful children in the shadow of tragedy.In this spellbinding memoir, popular CNN anchor Zain Asher pays tribute to her mother’s strength and determination to raise four successful children in the shadow of tragedy.Awaiting the return of her husband and young son from a road trip, Obiajulu Ejiofor receives shattering news. There’s been a fatal car crash, and one of them is dead. In Where the Children Take Us, Obiajulu’s daughter, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice – and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations – becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor – Asher’s older brother is Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Year A Slave) – a doctor and a thriving entrepreneur.  The generations-old Nigerian parenting techniques that lead to the family's salvation were born in the village where young Obiajulu and Arinze meet with their country on the brink of war. Together, they emigrate to London in the 1970s to escape the violence, but soon confront a different set of challenges in the West.  When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after the accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. She plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone. The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace,Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.‘A deeply moving and riveting memoir. The courage and resilience displayed by Zain Asher's mother leave a lasting impression, and offer valuable lessons for raising a family no matter the circumstances’Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global‘This powerful and beautiful memoir has so many of the aspects of life we relate to, sincerely appreciate, and remind us of the depths of our humanity. Overcoming tragedy, the strength in family, and the unstoppable spirit of a mother who made the greatest sacrifice to better the lives of her children’Common, Academy Award and Grammy Award winning actor/rapper and New York Times best-selling author‘A heartwarming love letter to a mother who miraculously pushes through tragedy to steer her children toward their seemingly impossible dreams, through a methodology all her own’David Oyelowo, Golden Globe nominated actor, Selma‘An incredible personal story of tragedy, triumph and what's possible when you persevere, while keeping a firm hold on who you are and where you come from."Don Cheadle, award-winning actor, producer and directorZain Ejiofor Asher was born to first-generation Nigerian parents in South London. She was raised by her mother after losing her father in a tragic car accident when she was just five years old. A graduate of Oxford University and Columbia University, she is currently the anchor of One World with Zain Asher on CNN International. Ejiofor Asher’s brothers are Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, successful entrepreneur Obinze. Her sister Kandibe is a doctor. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.· Nigeria is one of the top 10 largest nations in the world by population and Nigerians have quickly become the most educated immigrant group, with 17 percent holding masters’ degrees and 4 percent with doctorates—the stereotyped model minority Asian Americans are a close second. As of 2020, more than half of the top five richest Black people on earth are Nigerian. Zain Asher’s Where the Children Take Us explores a Nigerian family’s pursuit of excellence and parental dynamics that emphasizes academics and personal resolve.· Zain Asher is well-known to American audiences as an anchor for shows on both CNN and CNN International, where she hosts her own program One World with Zain Asher.· Her TEDx talk “Trust Your Struggle” has over 2 million views, and she has a fanbase of more than 30,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram. Asher has also worked for Money Magazine and has contributed to the Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, the Associated Press, and other outlets, where she has connections.· For readers of I Am Not Your Baby Mother, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and French Children Don’t Throw Food· While the roar of the Chinese tiger mother is well-documented thanks to Amy Chua, the Nigerian scrappy, success-at-all-costs parenting recipe has largely been overlooked.· Zain’s brother, Chiwetel Ejeifor is the Academy Award winning actor and star of 12 Years a Slave.Competition: Becoming; The Right Sort of Girl; Stronger; Sister Sister; I Am Not Your Baby Mother; Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Inside Out. Demi Moore; Michelle Obama; Candice Brathwaite; Poorna Bell; Anita Rani; Amy Chua; Lorraine Candy; Mishal Husain;
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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