Mansakeh, a budding writer, tells the story of his family, his parents and sister, in exile. His father spends his days dreaming about life as it was before the war in Liberia, and his mother Sebah develops herself into a successful politician. People are attracted to her charms, her beauty, her talents and eloquence as a politician. The family is however held in thrall by a secret brought over from Africa which threatens to undermind its stability and poses challenges much greater than the challenges of exile. But Mansakeh is determined to uncover the secrets, even if it means breaking down the family.