Woman with Scars by Nigerian author Florence Uzoma Alaike follows a selfless mother’s ordeal.
Woman With Scars
Florence Uzoma Alaike, a Nigerian author, demonstrates in her novel the lengths mothers will go to protect their children and the suffering they endure when their sacrifices are not acknowledged or, worse, end up creating resentment in their children. This is the story of a “Woman with Scars,“ and it also brings attention to HPV-caused vaginal cancer.
The main character, a mother who ran into a burning house to save her child, is depicted as having horrific scars that have left her disfigured. However, when that child is now an adult, he is unaware of her sacrifices and instead despises his mother for her appearance. He hides her from his friends out of shame and fear of what they might say, but he doesn’t know how she got those scars.
This progresses forward with in any event, when he has grown up and has achieved scholastic accomplishment because of his mom’s direction, which helps him in his vocation as he in the end becomes an important clergyman.
However, he is so ashamed of himself that he does not even invite his mother to the wedding. He even orders security to escort her out when she attempts to enter uninvited. Parent and child become separated as a result. Readers will find out if they will ever reconcile in “Woman with Scars.”
Florence Uzoma Alaike
Florence shows how selfless a parent’s love can be despite sacrifices, suffering, and anguish by narrating the story of a mother’s sacrifice and a child’s ingratitude. Florence also raises awareness for HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, which is responsible for more than half of all vaginal cancers through her story.
Writer Florence Uzoma Alaike hails from Nigeria. She currently works as a teacher’s assistant in a primary school and lives with her family in South Africa. She enjoys singing, baking, and gardening, and she is a devoted Christian.