I read this book February 2012, I liked it. It was an easy read, although at the beginning it was a bit confusing because I didn't know which story belongs to who. There were 4 of the girls.
A friend lent me this book to read, she bought it at the airport on her way to...??? After she read it, she said I would love it and she decided to give it to me to read.
Probably my expectation was so high when I read it, but this is not one of my favourite book at all. The writer telling a very important story in a very fast, shallow and no structural way (maybe she was in a haste to publish).
This novel tells the story of 4 Nigerian (Nigerians allegedly) girls found themselves prostituting in Belgium to be able to pay off their debts. The story narrates their back grounds how they took the decision that killed one of them.
After reading the story of one girl you'll think it is the worst you've read but when you read the story of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th you will be more that amazed and be confused with who to feel sympathy for ( it is fiction).
Chika Unigwe did a good job, I think if she took her time she could have developed her characters a bit more, which was necessary.
Yes, I recommend.