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An Interview with Amara Okoronkwo.

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Okoronkwo Wisdom Amarachukwu. I’m a health science student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and being a medical practitioner is one of my major dreams. I love to acquire knowledge and express myself through writing. The name regardless, I’m a guy.

2. How has being in the club helped you?

I’m now sure that in a month, I would read a book. Although schools are on break now, this would be very useful when schools are reopened. It has also helped diversify the themes I read unlike when I read only on subjects that interest me.

3. What’s the most memorable book you have read?

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason.

4. How have you developed your reading habit? Do you have a regimen?

 I don’t exactly have a regimen but, I always read at night before bed. I haven’t set goals yet because my academic work might tamper with them but I read an average of 10 books in a year.

5. Would you recommend this club to other teens?

Yes, I would. Apart from developing a more stable reading habit, they would have a chance to interact with other teens who are interested in learning and this can fuel their passion. They also will develop their writing skills, provided they do what they need to do as members of the club.

6. As the coordinator of the teens’ book club, what have you learned from the experience?

Content creation has been a challenge for me but since being honoured with this position, I’ve had a good reason to go about training myself. I’ve gotten relatively better at content creation. Also, I’ve tried developing my PR and communication skills. Although there’s still room for improvement, I can say I’m better than I used to be.

7. Do you have a favourite author? If you do, what’s the name?

Not exactly. I don’t usually find all the works of a particular author interesting.

8. What do you do for fun?

I usually write or read and when I am too bored to do either, I try to make new friends or connect with old friends.

9. If you could write a book, what would it be about?

Teenage struggles and gender equality.

10. What book do you think everybody must read in their lifetime?

How to plan your life by Jim Davidson

Thank you for your time!

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