CULTURE journalist, Udemma Chukwuma has released her debut novel, ‘Left With Shadows’.
The novel explores the psychological and emotional trauma of divorce on children. She highlights the dangers of divorce through the protagonist, Nwakaego who suffers depression, hopelessness, loneliness, hatred and suicidal thoughts.
Chukwuma also touches on how children from broken homes are left at the mercy of relatives who expose them to dangers and abuses.
“The increase in children engaging in different forms of social vices could be attributed to lack of constant expression of love in homes, divorce and separation amongst couples. Such children, due to the psychological trauma of their parents’ separation take solace in friends who show them some love and at the long run might introduce them to some bad habits,” said the author.
Chukwuma added that the 150 page-book is dedicated to every child from a broken home. “I am talking to everyone out there with ‘Left with Shadows’, especially parents, who do not know the psychological and emotional trauma their child or children go through as a result of a broken home. It is of great importance for parents to stay together and nurture their children to be responsible citizens because a broken child is a broken society.”
The journalist and writer also expressed her delight at her achievement, saying “There is nothing as fulfilling as having a copy of your book in your hand, the feeling is beyond words.”
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