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The Plot of the Book
Title: Revolution in Wazobia: The Revolutionary Vision of the Triumph of a Triumvirate
Written in 407 pages including the preliminary pages, 14 Chapters and a Postscript
Copyright: Anene Nwuzor, 2013, Published in 2015
Publishers: Ann’s Indulgence Limited (AIL), Abuja, Nigeria.
The book is a historical fiction for a general readership. The author, Anene Nwuzor, used a fictional approach to deal with realities in Africa. Bad leadership and corruption have contributed to having most of the African countries falling behind with failed education, economic and socio-political systems. Just like many innovations, which come with imaginations turned into clear visions, the author put up a challenge to a possibility, which with commitment can be brought to reality. Just a reminiscent of the saying, ‘with imagination one can fly’, with his vision in order to inspire in the people a rethink, hope and confidence for a change towards for growth and development of African countries.
The author’s analogy of the prevailing pathetic state of African countries, using an imaginary country in this book started in his earlier book; Educating for Democracy in Nigeria, a psycho-socio analysis, which specifically analysed the systems’ failure in Nigeria. The book pitched from helping readers in understanding human and developmental psychology went on explaining to readers what contributed to the systems’ abnormalities. With an unassuming boldness, the author in this new book traced the need for social change, reformation of minds and use of scientific innovation (Nanotechnology) to offer what will help change the systems.
While some people have given up hope on a change to normal standard systems, some have the notion that for the countries in Africa, if at all a positive change will come, it will come with revolution, which has been mostly viewed as one of violence, bloodshed. However, the author in another different stroke daringly offered a practical solution on how the needed change can happen. Committed to impacting on societal growth and development, he reaffirmed the need for a radical change—not one of bloodshed—but in attitude with Revolution in Wazobia.
Despite portraying the disheartening tales of abnormal things that have become normal things, which people seem not working on changing but rather devising means to living with or leaving for some other foreign lands, Revolution in Wazobia created a fascinating and mind-boggling thriller of the tales that make readers to laugh hilariously (this is possibly to nerve the readers while exposing the weak structure of the educational, economic, social and political institutions), but then the readers pause and think. The book somewhat taught what democratic leadership and followership should offer.
The author found a figure, a woman, Andora, who despite the odds surrounding her sexuality—in most African cultures is subjected for no just cause to social, economic and moral deprivation—triumphed along with two other major characters. They promoted an ideology and a movement that helped change the people’s executive, legislature and judiciary systems.
Nwuzor tactically employed the skills of a teacher, a historian, a psycho-socio analyst and many years of experience as a researcher to analyse the behaviour of the polity in most of the African countries. The story completed in 2013, in simple past tense tells of a modest future triumph for Africans. His work depicted with utmost precision what played out in Nigeria’s 2015 general election. The work is a result of thorough analysis, and thus deemed worth reading for the actualization of its actual vision. It has an audio and e-book versions.
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bound: 410 pages
publisher: Ann's Indulgence Limited (March 30, 2017)
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