REVIEW: Are We The Turning Point Generation by Chude Jideonwo

are we the turning point generation
Publish Date: May 25th 2014
Publisher: Kachifo
ASIN/ISBN: 9789785205756
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non Fiction, Essays
Pages: 298
Date Finished: November 4, 2014

Why do many Nigerian leaders ‘change’ once in office? Will the present generation of Nigerians do any better than its predecessors? Was Occupy Nigeria indeed a failure? Do we need a ‘Nigerian Dream’? Is ‘One Nigeria’ really worth it? These and many other difficult questions are raised in this thought-provoking collection of essays on the paradox that is Nigeria.
Written with the keenness of youth but earnest and wise beyond its years, Are We the Turning Point Generation? will resonate with young Nigerians while remaining relatable to previous generations. This book embodies the voice of a new breed of Nigerians willing to take a stand and do things differently. Are We the Turning Point Generation? promises to inspire a new way of thinking, posing a challenge to Nigerians, young and old, to ‘pick a spot, and start digging’!

This book is a collection of essays by Chude Jideonwo. I love love love this book. This is one of my favourite non fiction books ever. Sometimes, it felt like Chude was reading my mind. I’ve learned a lot from this book – about myself and how I really view governance in Nigeria and Nigeria itself.

This book reminds us that it is our collective responsibility to make sure Nigeria becomes better. To make sure that we achieve this level of greatness with all the potential we have. Even when we’re disappointed and tired, we shouldn’t give up.

It is difficult to have faith in this kind of country. It is herculean to believe in it. It is almost impossible to be proud of it … It is okay to fall out of love. It is okay to hate that love once in a while; it is okay to condemn, to criticise, to react, to fight, to protest, to demand; but you must return to loving it, you must return to being pained

I think everyone should read it. You may not agree with some of his views, but you’d definitely learn a thing or two.

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5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book and I think everyone should read it. Whether you’re interested in politics and all of that or not. You’d enjoy it, and learn something too.

Connect with the author Twitter: @Chude

Have you read Are We The Turning Point Generation? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments


One thought on “REVIEW: Are We The Turning Point Generation by Chude Jideonwo

  1. What did you like about the book? What did you dislike?

    I didn’t really get a feel for the book from this review. I’m sure the book is great but your review itself is less than 300 words.

    You say we might not agree with his views. What are those views, even a sneak peek or a summary of those reviews? Do you have any opinions on themes of the book, what themes resonated with you?

    You can do more with the review format, more nuance, more substance.
    Make me feel like I have the book in my hands before I even touch the first page.


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