Esynama is a bright young African girl that becomes entangled in a web of deceit. She is a victim of child labor eking out a pittance at a cobalt mining operation. She is relegated to a life of servitude, but with every fiber of her being, tries to make it better for the next generation. The setting is the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the mid to late 1900s. It is a time of brutality, but also, it is a time of family joys and deep connections with people in her village. Will she find a way out of her life of servitude? Perhaps she will find a better way, but there are no guarantees.