Ada's motto was: "I'll live one day at a time!"
Ada leaves her home, her six children, her husband and her beloved career in Nigeria to travel to London. Fred, her husband, had recently lost a substantial sum of borrowed money abroad. He brings serious pressure to bear on Ada to go and work in London to "salvage" the family from financial disgrace. Despite her protests and warning that "such a separation could cost us our marriage", Ada is persuaded by her husband and children to go to London.
Ada's traumas, losses, failures and successes are very sensitively narrated in Ada in London. It is the story of one woman's sacrifice and attempt to serve her family with love. In addition, Ada aimed to retain her human dignity, her spiritual relationship with God, and her right as a woman to some happiness. Ada undergoes many changes and in the process matures both emotionally and spiritually. She learns to trust God more, but more especially, Ada learns to rely on herself and her own abilities to survive the traumas of living in a strange country with no real friend around! Ada's experiences are unique but also quite universal. Hers is the story of pain, traumas and some joy! Does Ada achieve all of her goals? It would be worth finding out!
All the characters' names have been changed to protect their privacy.