Checkout “Looking Up” by Abena Eyeson

Thirteen-year-old Esi is reluctantly on her way to London, England. After many happy years with Grandma in Ghana, she is joining Maggie, the mother she hasn’t lived with since the age of six.

Her move to London, not only forces Esi to deal with challenges she’s never faced before, but it brings up lots of questions about Solomon, her absent father, and Maggie – the answers to which in the end change her life.

Looking Up is a compelling drama about friendship, family, migration and overcoming challenges.

In October 2019, the book was reviewed in the USA by AfricaAccess Reviews who highly recommended it and stated that “Looking Up is a breezy read that gives great insight into teenage life, immigrant viewpoints, and multicultural perspectives.” The full review can be found on

It is available to buy on Amazon as a paperback and ebook. 

It is also available to buy as a paperback from other online bookshops such as the Book Depository.  For further information, my website is

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