A Slippery Gift
About the Book
Revolutions erupt when the downtrodden masses can no longer cope with the seeming oppression of the powerful few. It is a natural occurrence and is mostly spontaneous when the right leadership emerges. A Slippery Gift will take the reader into the world of the Nigerian Niger Delta, which, in spite of being oil bearing and oil producing, has continued to experience nothing but despoliation, degradation, and neglect. Inevitably, the frustration of the voiceless people finds expression in youth activism and agitation for justice and equity. Countless very young girls and even boys are frequently molested. Majority of these children’s stories never get told in the open because they are voiceless. In many instances, even female relatives and mothers shy away from exposing the culprits who are either their husbands, brothers, sons, nephews, or a close family friend. Breaking the Bond is about an uncommon girl who, against all odds, broke the stronghold of incest in her family in an unusual way. Youth of Promise is the inspirational story of Yerin-ebi, a lowly born young man, who, against all odds, overcame all his limitations and rose to become one of the most prominent citizens in his country. Truly, there is no height a person cannot reach if determination becomes a constant companion. Yerin-ebi was humble, intelligent, industrious, and above all, had a clear sense of direction and commitment. With the above attributes, it did not come as a surprise that the heavens lined up the required opportunities to enable him to succeed.
About the Author
Educated in the United States of America, Gesiere Brisibe-Dorgu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota and a Master of arts degree in Public Administration from Mankato State University, Minnesota. She is the founder and president of KEMSESE, Center for Young People in Need, a non-profit organization. She is also a political activist and has contested for political offices. Gesiere Brisibe-Dorgu is a self-taught visual artist.