FROM STRUGGLES AND PAINS TO HOPE AND GAINS
What began in tragedy has become a great triumph of love, family, and purpose.
Bamo Toure’s story began before he was born. The heart and hopes of Diaka, his mother, were shattered when a romance ended in a cruel dismissal. Alone and pregnant, Diaka is disowned by her father. After spiraling into a deep depression, she travels from the metropolitan city of Abidjan to the rural village of Oume where she finds her calling as a teacher. Then tragedy strikes…
Though Bamo loses his mother at an early age, her legacy continues, and the love for Bamo, son of Diaka, is demonstrated over his childhood as he moves from home to home, living with many mothers, proving the African adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
After growing up in Oume, Bamo leaves the Ivory Coast to continue his education in the United States. An unlikely friendship, social media fame, and the realization of his purpose brings Bamo back to Oume with resources to help the village he loves so much. The Adventures of Bamo is an emotional novel about the strength of the human spirit and the undeniable power of purpose.