After New Year’s Day, Jimi’s mother collapses .Ends up in hospital with help provided by Jimi and house-help, Risikat. At the hospital Mrs Solade tells Jimi she has ovarian cancer and wants Jimi to know he and Wole are both loved by their father. Jimi wonders why he was being told .
Efua chats with Jimi. Both got caught up when area boys altercate with the Police. Confused boy with learning disability saved and all escape into an ice cream bar.
Mrs Soluade dies and is buried. Efua feels sorry for Jimi and gets friendlier.
Mr Soluade goes away (escaped/disappeared?).Wole and Jimi are free-basing on heroin. Efua and Nene rescue Jimi from Wole’s dark world of drugs and prostitution
Nene borrows Efua’s Biology textbook while she was not home and discovers Efua’s…
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