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Torn Between African & English Mums

Torn Between her Arican and English Mums: Lola had an idyllic childhood - until the day social workers knocked at the door

As a child, Lola Jaye loved nothing more than hearing about the first moment she was placed in her mother's arms. 'What did you feel like when you saw me?' she would ask, and her mother Sheila would unfailingly reply: 'It was love at first sight. I saw your big brown eyes gazing up at me, and I adored you from that moment on.'
It was an unwavering love which carried Lola - and Sheila - through the tumbles of toddlerhood, various school crises and the inevitably difficult teenage years.

In fact, in every way Sheila and Lola are a typically devoted mother and daughter. Except that from the moment Sheila Graham first took her baby home to Blackfriars in London, they drew second looks wherever they went.
Because Lola is Nigerian, while her softly-spoken mother is pale-skinned and blue-eyed.

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