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This book is wholesome.

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after reading this book, i just wish for one thing, that every political office holder in Nigeria will find time and read this book..i also wish the national assembly could pass it into law to make it mandatory for any one who has political ambition to read this book before been screen by the national assembly questions from this book should also be asked from the aspirant to know if he or she truly read the book... 

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I love bold writers and Chinua Achebe is.I am inspired by him a whole lot

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This book was written 30 years ago, and as at this present moment it seems as if it was written yesterday. So many issues needs urgent attention. The need for urgent solution is now. I was touched throughout the chapters of this wonder of a book. I got to a part where 180million euro thirty years ago was about 150million naira, and i cannot but wonder what happened to us. God help us all.. Achebe is surely a god, million years away from his peers at as when this book was written. Ajayi Adebowale 

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Achebe might have focused too much on the trouble with Nigeria. If one had a stubborn child and they wished the child to be good, they wouldn't go hollering that the kid is bad. They would instead sit the child down and talk to it. Or else the child would be as a spoilt egg, rotten, smelly and irreparable.
Most of the issues addressed in the book THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA are acute and need serious and immediate attention in most African states. The leadership has been too self-centered and in-ward looking. I agree with him that if the leaders would change course then Africa will not only be absolved her grievous sins of laziness but will also be granted grace and chance to catch up with the rest of the world.
I know, because I am an African, that we are great. There is no sin in saying that Kenya is a great country or calling Nigeria a great nation. It would only be deemed hypocritical if one said that Kenya or Nigeria is great and had actions that contradicted what they said.
Nigeria and the rest of Africa should be given a chance. I believe that if a country wants to run itself to ruin, the citizenry should shout and by all means revolt to halt the insanity. But in a situation where the leadership are drilling holes and forcing their own country to sink and the citizens stare on without doing anything, then that country should be let to run to it's lowest before it can realize its sin and with deep repentance salvage itself.
I strongly object to the notion that Africa has no hope. We have hope! I disagree with the supposition that we cannot be at peace with each other, that we cannot generate our own produce, that we cannot do much for ourselves. We can and we will.
Achebe says Nigeria is pathetic and hopeless, I say Kenya is great and hopeful. He says the leaders in Nigeria are trouble makers who only steal from the national coffers and drive the the society to a base form, I say the leaders chosen by Kenya, though a times thieves, will have to prove to the great nation that they lead and the sovereign citizens that they will not steal openly, that they will not drive us to doom, and I know they can. Kenya has hope. And so does Nigeria.
The trouble with Nigeria has been the trouble with Africa. A dream about a ship laden with sweet things being given for free. Kenya must work hard, and so must Nigeria. There are no fairies. I know there is hope for Africa. Everyone should believe this, at least for the sake of people like me, just believe!
Beryl Subia
 

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