‘Dear Philomena,’ is Byenkya’s debut novel. The story of two strokes, one girl, one boy and a whole lot of magical realism. ‘Dear Philomena’ is a one of a kind piece of work. It captures the ways that people read, live and behave in the new millennium. Byenkya speaks to mental and physical health, love and friendship, support and patience in ways that have yet to be done; all the while creating a uniquely suspenseful and thoughtful piece of literature.
As the reader, you will find ways to relate to, distance yourself from and desire to learn more about the characters and their journeys. You will feel familiar, comfortable, and excited reading this modern piece of art because, while it is like our everyday, it is our everyday, with a twist.