|Posted by yemster on June 8, 2012 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Yemi Elegunde is the third of our authors writing about how their books have helped them raise awareness about an important issue and how it has helped establish them as an authority on their subject.
Yemi’s book, Time Will Tell, tells of his life growing up in Nigeria after he was abducted by his father and taken from his life in England and his mother. International Parental Child Abduction is a crime that is committed on a larger scale than even Yemi himself realized. He now lectures on the subject and assists research into the psychological impact the experience has on the abducted child.
The AuthorHouse Author’s Digest introduces Yemi’s story.
Yemi Elegunde’s Story: Time Will Tell
At the time when I agreed to have my manuscript Time Will Tell published, I was oblivious to the universal and controversial issue that is International Parental Child Abduction.
As the name indicates International Parental Child Abduction occurs when one parent takes their child or children to live in a foreign country without the knowledge or consent of the other parent. This happened to me when I was just a 7 year old boy. I had lived all 7 and a half years of my young life in England with both my parents and my sister, until one day in September 1973 when my dad took both me and my sister to Nigeria without so much as a goodbye to our home, toys, friends or most of all our mum.
We lived in Nigeria for a total of 14 years and I only returned to live in England as a 22 year old man. The pains and emotions of those years inspired me to eventually write my manuscript. Before the book was even published, I appeared on The BBC Breakfast News Show to discuss my experiences, and then I talked to Sky News Radio and some other media houses.
Once the book was published I went on to do interviews with The Daily Mirror newspaper, my local newspapers and a few other magazines. I also presented my book, and experiences to a group of solicitors who subsequently invited me back as a guest to speak to over 200 barristers & solicitors. I have done speeches at colleges and helped a university with its research into the effect of parental abduction on the child. I have worked with and contributed to various charity organisations including Reunite International and Abducted Angels.
|Posted by yemster on December 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
I would like to wish you all a very happy & merry Christmas
and a fantastic year in 2011.
All the best
|Posted by yemster on December 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Last week I was interviewed by Stu Taylor about my book "Time Will Tell" (Stu Taylor currently hosts three business radio shows: Equity Strategies on the Business Talk Radio Network, Equity Strategies (different show) on the Radio America Network, and Stu Taylor on Business, aired on Money Matters Radio, Boston. Taylor is also a contributor to television’s Fox Business Network)
An optimised Press Release distribution has recently been distributed over the newswire to over 30,000 opt-in journalists and bloggers You can see details and listen to re-plays of the interview here....
|Posted by yemster on November 18, 2011 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to all 6 goodreads members who won a copy of my book "Time Will Tell" over the last couple of months.
A very big thank you and commiserations to all 1,963 members who registered their interest in the competition to win a copy.
I do hope you will all read it one day.
you can also connect with me here on goodreads as well as here:-
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|Posted by yemster on November 16, 2011 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
... I want to tell you that your book is more worthy than these 5 stars.I really loved your book. It inspired me a lot.
Finished this book and was really moved by the story of Yemi. It was hard to put down the book once started. The story is about a boy and his strength that made his way back to where he was earlier despite of so many problems faced by him.
Won a copy of "Time Will Tell" on goodreads.com
|Posted by yemster on November 8, 2011 at 4:40 AM||comments (1)|
I can’t thank you enough for your help in making Friday’s conference a success, your story makes us all think about how what we do in the courtroom translates into real effects on children and where our focus should be. You have given many people a good deal to reflect on.
Thank you also for your book, I read it over the weekend, and even though I have heard much of it from you myself, the sensation it evoked of imagining my own daughter who is the same age that you were when you were taken to Nigeria in a totally foreign environment without her mother was really very emotional.
Barrister and Collaborative Lawyer
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|Posted by yemster on November 3, 2011 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
Rising Star in the world of authors
He tells his own story to explain the effects of international parental abduction on a child.
|Posted by yemster on October 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Time Will Tell by Yemi Elegunde
She kept a towel beside her and kept reading through tears...she couldn't put the book down.
She can't believe how much we went through and how we managed to stay strong through it all.
She is so proud & thankful hat I wrote the book, she has learned a lot and hopes it will help many people along the way.
There were so many sad parts but she also found a few parts that made her laugh.
She is proudly mentioning "Time Will Tell" to friends and family now and she even knows to tell them to visit http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0...
I am a proud and happy man tonight.
|Posted by yemster on October 21, 2011 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
Time Will Tell by Yemi Elegunde
Quite regularly now, I meet Parents who just want tan opportunity to see or speak to their children again.
The fact that 2 parents cannot get along does not give either parent the right to alienate one another from their child/children. The pschological effects on the kids can be far reaching for their entire life.
Please consider what's ACTUALLY best for the child. Children need both parents.
|Posted by yemster on October 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
Time Will Tell by Yemi Elegunde
Black History Month Awards 2011 (Time Will Tell gains recognition):- I would like to thank the Bedford African & Caribean Forum for nominating and recognising my efforts to write & discuss the sensitive personal story of "Time Will Tell" as well as the work I am now trying to do to raise awareness of the issue of Parental Child Abduction. I am proud and honoured to have won this award in the very early stage of promoting my book.