...other youths of this generation really need to know the history of our country including major events like the Biafra war. We may pretend to have moved on, but we cannot afford not to remind ourselves where we are coming from and why we should avoid going back to our vomit…a compelling narration of what you experienced. I was particularly touched about your journey back to your village…Omoba…Simply put, the message of this book to me is a timely reminder that we need to avoid circumstances that led to incidents like Biafra… It is a message of giving peace a chance and avoiding disagreements that cannot be settled amicably... Lekan Otufodunrin Editor, the Nation on Sunday/Nigeria. …totally exhilarating, but even more pedagogical … absolutely riveting… -Dr. Femi Orebe Development Analyst …I quite agree with what I think is the most important idea of this book: That change only comes from within and that education and enlightening people is the sure way to solving lots of Nigeria's problems. Education and enlightenment in a very broad sense: That nothing is ever going to change unless people come to realize that their lives are their own responsibility and a great deal depend on their own will and their own efforts, that nobody owes anybody anything and if people want their lives to improve, they should start doing something to improve themselves… Yulia Kasyankova. Russian Lawyer and Author.
Richie Adewusi Ph.D., is a media/development communications consultant. He speaks regularly with adolescents and young adults, parents and other youth-focused care-providers in a variety of facilities and events like educational institutions, PTAs, community centres and youth camps, conferences and electronic media programmes as well as web blogs. Richie has written books and speaks on issues relating to youth development, reproductive health, parent-child communication. His card game on Family Life Education T-A-L-KPOINTS, is helping parents in Nigeria to talk with their children about some very difficult be equally very important issues on sexual health, drug use/abuse, gender and family conflict resolution. He is the Executive Director at Youthaid Initiatives, and Centrestage Communications Ltd., in Nigeria. Richie has his background in English Literature, Journalism, Theology, Business Management and Development Communications. He experienced and survived the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-1970 as a child, and has observed closely, the various socio-political scenarios and development in Nigeria in the last forty years. Richie and his wife, Fola, are parents of three lovely children, Bidie, Og and Didie. They make their home in Abuja, Nigeria.