Street Hawker’s Apprentice
A Dickensian tale of two young boys attempting to survive in contemporary Lagos, The Street Hawker’s Apprentice is an affecting novel about sacrifice and love.
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Temilola is the rich son of a prominent Nigerian politician who crosses paths with Vipaar, a street hawker, when Temilola is kidnapped, robbed, and left for dead. Initially Vipaar is wary of Temilola and seeks to rid himself of the helpless boy. But when his conscience gets the better of him, Vipaar takes Temilola under his wing. They both learn to navigate the ruthless underbelly of Lagos, and in turn learn just how far they will go to protect themselves and each other.