Lara’s Lessons, though a fictional account, is a timely manual for African/Nigerian parents raising young, vulnerable girls in a Gen-Z and Gen-X era with all its accompanying evils and tragedies meted on young women at the slightest opportunity.
Amara was the only girl whom the customers hailed Ocean because she engulfed lascivious husbands. Amara was the only girl who wasn’t starving for a model’s shape. Amara was gap-toothed. Amara was tall. Amara had skin the colour of fresh cocoa. Your skin was littered with questions and you were not tall.