Book Reviews

THE LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES OF A BOY SOLDIER: REVIEWING ALEXANDER OCHOGWU’S “THE DIARY OF A BOY SOLDIER, CREED OF BROTHERHOOD”.

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This book chronicles the journey of a young boy in military school (Ayorinde) who had fantasized about becoming a soldier after he saw a young man in soldier’s attire pass through his school. He pursued that dream until he gained admission into a military school. Though his mother was reluctant at the beginning but his […]

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Life Lessons From Michelle Obama.

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I have always admired Michelle Obama from a distance and watched her work with children and how she performed her duties beside her husband as First Lady of the United States. When this book was launched, it felt like I could now know Michelle Obama not just from a distance but up close. I wasn’t […]

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To Err is Human, To Forgive is Divine.

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I was immediately drawn into Jacquelyn Mitchard’s book Cage of Stars because it was a child narrator telling the story. I actually love to read books that speak from the place of innocence. The story begins from the end (sort of) through the prologue. We see a young girl hounded by reporters about why she […]

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With My Korokoro Eyes VI

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‘I know who it is….’ a masculine voice answered from behind them. A masculine voice that Mide heard this afternoon. A masculine voice deep down inside he was afraid of. What had he gotten himself into? He thought to himself as fear replaced pity. In horror he opened his eyes. What kind of dream was […]

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With My Korokoro Eyes V

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Blackness. Lack of feeling. Then brightness. Too much feeling. Suddenly. So many people. Jeers and taunts. Laughter. Pain. More pain. Questions after questions that he couldn’t and didn’t answer. Never the right answers…Chains. Blood, dripping blood, dripping from the whip. No food. Starving, starving, starving… Dirty water. Confinement. No light. Hitting, slapping, pushing and shoving. […]