Ebo has lost his entire family. All he has left is his brother Kwame. So when Kwame leaves Ebo decides to follow. They are finally reunited and work to get enough money for passage to the coast. They have to make their way across the desert to the port city. This is a dangerous journey and very few make it. In the port they have to work for passage on a boat to Europe. Their boat ends up being a dangerous rubber dingy. They quickly run out of food and water and the boat springs a leak. They are lucky enough to be spotted by an overloaded ship heading to Europe as well. Tragedy strikes within close proximity to the coast of Europe and safety.
This is a timely story and one that clearly illustrates the danger people face trying to flee their home countries seeking safety in Europe. It is not a journey for the faint of heart or one taken on a whim. It is extremely dangerous and one few actually survive. Even if they survive the journey to the coast, many do not survive the sea journey. You feel for Ebo and those like him who endure unspeakable tragedy to have a better life. It also makes you angry at those people who do not want immigrants in their communities, who do not understand what these people have gone through to get where they are.