Azubike True Tales of a Teenager’s Village Life in Africa

At age five the child was already doing most of the home chores; sweeping of rooms and compound washing of plates etc. At age seven he could be said to be in thesame business with his parents taking over 14 hours of his time! The question is, could he still be in school? More

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About Lawrence Igwegbe

Igwegbe Lawrence was born in Aba, an important commercial and Industrial city South East of Nigeria. He was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics. Though Igwegbe Lawrence is an accomplished Insurance sales and management strategist, he has published amongst others, “Insurance Policy, Buyers’ Intelligence” in Nigeria, “The Nigeria Question, The Inevitable Clash with the Cabals”. “Niger Delta, Agonies of Igbos and other Nationalities”, in USA. Igwegbe Lawrence is happily married with children and at present lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Review by: Benny Igwebe on March 30, 2017 : (no rating)
Azubike True Tales of a Teenager’s Village Life in Africa”
The book, “Azubike True Tales of a Teenager’s Village Life in Africa” has provided us with an insight into the direct effects of massive corruption by leaders of third-world nations and in particular Africa. Most towns and villages have access to basic facilities that should have been provided by the government; primary health care facilities, school blocks, roads, drainage, clean water supply, electricity… if and only if they on their own can contribute money to provide those facilities! Where communities and towns can’t provide those services by themselves, it is either they make do without them or go long distances to access them from communities that could afford them.

What is more, because most things to be done in African villages to make money has to do with farming which is non mechanized and therefore labor intensive! The book opened our eyes to the huge efforts required by families to hope to survive and inevitably there is no way the African village child could escape sharing in the pains of their parents if they hope to ever escape creeping poverty. The African village families are not only saddled with providing basic amenities for their villages but most importantly to provide educational training for their children. On the other hand, most of the African child’s time is devoted in helping the parents to survive the question is what time does he have to read his books but read his book he must if he hopes to escape poverty and ignorance.

The final eye opener is that while parents and children are toiling to escape poverty the shameless, irresponsible, criminal looting leaders relax at the nations’ capitals to join advanced nations in legislating about child labor and other child related “abuses”; where they are the ones that had looted the resources that would have prevented child abuse and child labor!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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