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ISBN: 9789966003232
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 13
Publication Date: 14/02/2014
Pages: 160
Language: English



When Ben Kwashi proposed to Gloria, he wasn’t expecting to find himself the father of more than 300 children.

But she wasn’t expecting to have her first home burnt down, to have all her belongings eaten by rats, or to be savagely beaten and raped by men sent to murder her husband. She had chosen the name Gloria when as a girl born in a ditch, she decided to follow the one born in a stable and dedicated her life to bringing him glory. Little did she know what that would involve!

Author Bios

Abidemi Sanusi

ABIDEMI SANUSI was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and has a deep interest in human rights. Her most recent novel, Eyo, was shortlisted for the 2010 Commenwealth Writers’ Prize.


Gloria Kwashi is one of my heroines. My personal name for her is “Gloria in Excelsis”!

Baroness Caroline Cox

Gloria Kwashi has been repeatedly tried by fire, even passing through the valley of the shadow of death, yet emerging each time with a deepened faith in God and an enlarged heart to serve humanity. Indomitable and unstoppable, yet gentle, she is the ultimate role model, my sister counsellor, friend and mentor rolled into one.

Dr Khataza Gondwe
Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Unpretentious, untainted, and compelling.

Bishop Emmanuel Egbunu of Lokoja

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Foreword by Baroness Cox
  4. Foreword by the Archbishop of Jos
    1. 1. My Origins
    2. 2. Growing Up
    3. 3. A Father to the Fatherless
    4. 4. Seminary
    5. 5. Courtship and Marriage
    6. 6. A Growing Shadow
    7. 7. Into the Mission Field
    8. 8. The Bishop of Jos
    9. 9. Raising the Bishop’s Children
    10. 10. Walking with Gloria
    11. 11. The Orphanage
    12. 12. The Assassins Come
    13. 13. The Lady in the Red Van
    14. 14. The Assassins Return
    15. 15. Bringing our Children Home
    16. 16. The Children’s Stories
    17. 17. God, our Provider
  5. Hannatu’s Epilogue
  6. Gloria’s Epilogue
  7. Nigeria

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