Just as the title suggests, this book is a collection of short stories that ridicules contemporary ills in a typical African society intended at provoking change while entertaining the reader. It has a total number of six(6) stories of unequal length. Some of the stories are divided into two (2) parts. The stories are captivating and will leave the reader hungry for more. The narration is done in a way that the reader can identify and connect easily with the characters. The ending of the stories is uniquely done that the reader is left with the choice of predicting the conclusion or deciding the fate of the character(s) involved.
Teachers teaching teenagers in this dispensation sometimes can be clueless about what to do with them and why they act the way they do. There is a need to understand these teens so that a teacher, mentor, coach, or parent would be equipped with skills on how to handle them. This book is written by a teacher who has many years of experience especially with handling teenagers. She also has recorded huge success seen in behavioral change, purpose discovery and pursuit, confidence boost, etc of her teenagers. What she has learned and her strategies are what she documented in this book. It is a must-read for every teacher, mentor, and a parent whose job is to teach, mentor and parent teenagers.
In Choke Estate, the rich and the poor cohabit with their unique lifestyles. The novel shows that despite the disparity between the rich and the poor, life happens to all and humans most often orchestrate the circumstances in their lives. From the drama that takes place in Daddy’s polygamous home, to the materialistic lifestyle of Zizi and the relationship between Ejiro, Ayodele, Oghene, Tinuke and Ugochi, a lot is seen happening in Choke Estate which is a fictional depiction of what happens in a typical estate in Lagos. The novel satires, teaches and entertains the reader.
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