History is filled with reports of war and poverty, accounts that rattle off numbers, names, dates, and locations without providing any sense of the experience itself. With heart, humor, and honesty, author Dandy Ahaoma Ahuruonye offers a unique glimpse into Igbo life in the wake of the 1960s Biafra-Nigeria War.
A remarkable piece of African literature, Long Search for Greener Pastures tells the inspiring story of young Chike who realizes from an early age that his family's future depends on him. As he tries to navigate his community's competing beliefs of animism and Christianity, as well as traditional versus modern thought, Chike begins to recognize that if he and his family are ever to break free from the interminable cycle of scarcity, he must follow an uncharted path away from everything he knows.
As he journeys alone into the world beyond, Chike experiences even more cruelty, prejudice, and loss. But as he bravely presses on, searching for any signs of hope or opportunity, he encounters unexpected help amid the harm when he finds friends who continue to point him in the right direction.
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About the Author
Born and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Dandy Ahaoma Ahuruonye has spent most of his adult life in Europe. He graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland and went on to work as a manager for Marks & Spencer, as well as LeasePlan Ireland. He has written several books over the years, including a technical work on footwear design, The Shoemaker: Principles and Guide for Professionals, and a host of children's books, including Groccoli and Waka. His first widely released publication is his Nigerian novel, Long Search for Greener Pastures. Ahuruonye currently lives in Dublin with his wife and their two daughters.