Joy Agwu addresses issue of child abuse, trafficking

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New book ‘The Dilemmas of an African child’ tells story of young boy’s life, family, friendship, human rights

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Author Joy Agwu has always been motivated by her love for justice, women, children and freedom. Her latest publication titled, “The Dilemmas of an African child” (published by Xlibris) deals with the theme of family, friendship and human autonomy.

This book tells the story of a boy whose parents, in an attempt to find solution to their problems, find comfort in alcohol, which robbed them of the right to their only child and their reputation. After his parents succumbed to alcoholism, the young boy is taken to a foster home and later rescued by his uncle — the one who nurtured him up to his teenage years and sent him to a university for further studies.

Being a vulnerable child who never experienced parental love and attention, the boy is desperately looking for that attention by all means. Eventually, he got it from being a potential victim of a gang robbery in the school to a partner in crime that reveals his true nature and his love for human rights.

“I think “The Dilemmas of an African child” is a book everybody should read because regardless of colour, race or status, it addresses the issue of child abuse and child trafficking. It is appropriate for today’s society where abuse of children and human trafficking is becoming rife all over the universe,” the author said.

“The Dilemmas of an African child”
By Joy Agwu
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499028676
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499028690
E-Book | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499028669
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Joy Agwu is a Nigerian-born author who lives in Ireland. Her writing replicates a preoccupation with themes of family, faith, community, spirituality and psychological well-being. Her writing also portrays her hatred for injustice. For more information about Agwu’s work, including new and forthcoming titles, please visit her official website:

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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