Antonia is a young woman from Nigeria who has ended up in Europe after a terrible journey through Libya. When she was a child, her mother died, and she moved in with her stepmother who treated her badly.
At 12, Antonia ran away to her aunt where she worked as a nanny and housemaid. Her uncle tried to take advantage of her, and she fled and started living in the streets.
One day she met a woman who promised to take her to South Africa to work in a supermarket. Antonia gladly agreed. Before the journey, she was told to go though a voodoo ceremony and swear an oath that she would not run away with the woman’s money, otherwise the spell would make her mad.
She departed on an overloaded bus and arrived in the Sahara Desert. They were stopped by armed men who searched them for money and harassed the girls. They continued the journey through the wilderness, with very little food and water. Some people died. When Antonia arrived at the Mediterranean coast, she finally realised that the woman had deceived her and that she was going to Europe, not South Africa.
Antonia was put on board a small boat with many other people. The crossing was horrible, people were sick, and some fell into the sea. In Italy, Antonia received a call from the lady who had sponsored her journey, asking her to come to work at her supermarket. She agreed but when she got there, she was forced into prostitution to pay back the money the woman claimed she owed her.
After a long time having to work as a prostitute, Antonia had had enough. She escaped to Germany, where she hopes that the traffickers will never find her.