“In their thematic breadth, analytic rigor, sweeping command of facts Nigeriana and global, and stylistic vitality and wit, Farooq Kperogi, Moses Ochonu and Osmund Agbo stand out as three of Nigeria’s most compelling, fearless and principled commentators and pundits. In Dis Life No Balance, the trio have pooled their respective gifts into a rich, riveting smorgasbord. Here’s a harvest of illuminating insights, provocative reflections and alluringly irreverent takes on some of the major social, cultural and political debates in Nigeria, Africa and the world. I emerged from the book giddy and transformed. Do yourself a favor – read it!” – Prof. Okey Ndibe, renowned novelist and Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, St. Lawrence University, USA.
“A riveting book that illuminates Nigeria’s contemporary politics, society and history. The authors, professionally accomplished Nigerians in the Diaspora, write from the combined perspective of looking in from the outside and looking out from the inside as homegrown Nigerians. Dis Life No Balance is a rare gift, a must-read for anyone who wants to understand contemporary Nigeria and trends in the wider world that hold lessons for the largest country of the black race.” – Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, President, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET); Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria.
“Dis Life No Balance is a provocative and sometimes uncomfortable read by the trio of Kperogi, Ochonu and Agbo who examined the complications that bedevil Nigeria today with a brutal honesty that is often only made possible by distance and even absence. This book is a must read for those who seek authentic informed commentary on the many dysfunctions of Nigeria but who also want to understand the deep pull the country has on her people and why even those who have left continue to engage with, fight for and live in hope for her future.” – Kadaria Ahmed, Founder/CEO at Radio Now 95.3FM, Lagos. A television host and former editor of NEXT Newspaper.
“Dis Life No Balance shines the light on Nigeria’s ethos and politics from the perspectives of Nigerian diasporans who are still tethered to Nigeria. It is filled as much with rewarding suspense and surprises as it illuminates the Nigerian condition. Dis Life No Balance is a book on the Nigerian story you thought you knew but with insights that cause you to question what you knew. This is a must have and a must read.” – Zainab Suleiman-Okino, Editorial Board Chair, Blueprint Newspaper.
“In a time of on-going conflict and political polarization in the country, Dis Life No Balance presented concise and well-supported arguments that give the reader a greater grasp of the status of the individual, the symbols of daily life, and the metaphysical significance of each social activity through the use of thorough historical analysis. Truly, “dis life no balance” but this book has provided a balanced narrative that will make you appreciate and, to some extent, question your “Nigerianness”. Whether you live at home or abroad, this is a must read!” – Dr Hassan Gimba Ahmed, Publisher/CEO, Neptune Networks Nigeria Ltd, publishers of Neptune Prime
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Farooq Kperogi, a newspaper columnist and Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA.
Moses Ochonu, a Professor of African History and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in History at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Osmund Agbo, a newspaper columnist, medical doctor, and social justice advocate based in Houston, Texas, USA.