In the Middle of Nowhere
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In an attempt to flee her past, Dr. Elaine Grant takes up a dental post in the Upper East Region of Ghana and starts a new life. The town of Sandema becomes her home and she grows to love the landscape, its people and an enigmatic busy-haired surgeon.
But the past she tried so hard to forget comes back to haunt her. Will she face it or flee?
As the story progresses, secrets are revealed and a love that lies dormant is awakened in two kindred spirits.
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Dr Ruby Yayra Goka is a dentist by profession.
She is a multiple winner of the CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature which recognizes excellence in African writing. Her books have also won prizes in the Ghana Association of Writers’s Awards, the Professor Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize and honorary mentions at the Children Africana Book Awards (CABA) and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).
Ruby is committed to African children learning to develop the habit of reading for pleasure and to ensuring that books African children read reflect their experiences and environments; books that feature characters who are “just like them”.
When she isn’t holding conversations with imaginary people in her head, she will be found either reading, gardening, travelling or spending time with her two dogs and turtle.