A Corper's Diary
Olanrewaju was excited to have completed his university education. In a time of great insecurity challenge in his country, Nigeria, it was time for him to undergo the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, which he detests so much. Attracted to the brilliance of a fellow corps member from the three days Orientation Camp, the disparity of ethnic sentiment threatens their budding love story. Letting go was an option until something dramatic happened few months to the end of their service year. Their parents forbade such marriage, leaving them with very difficult choices. Love seems insufficient in the face of their daunting challenge of family values at variance, and they must look within themselves for provocative ways to survive the storm. This is an unprecedented, highly tensed romantic narrative by an African!
- Paperback | 140 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 8.89mm | 208.65g
- 18 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About MR Ibukun D Olagbemiro
Ibukun is an astute writer with a distinct writing approach that mirrors the eccentricities of our society, through constructive, creative and sometimes fictional writings. His experience dates back to his undergraduate days where his works attracted a lot of interests, affording him the opportunity to become editor to a newspaper journal and the maiden magazine of his Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. His robust fact-finding habits throw guts in the face of any ready-to-challenge individual. He was rated the best debater on the university campus in his time at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), and he was (at some point) the President of a social development self-help club - The Intellectual Group. A member of the World Bank Youth Forum, Nigeria, Ibukun's research works have been published in internationally acclaimed peer-review publications. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is currently renders programmatic services for two international NGOs in Abeokuta, Nigeria. "A Corper's Diary" is his first published novel.