A Review of Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation in and from My Country
Author: Nwachukwu Egbunike
Reviewer: Noel Ihebuzor
Publisher: Feathers and Ink, Ibadan
Year of Publication: 2012
One of the greatest difficulties in reviewing a book made up of articles written at different points in time is uncovering a common thread that unites all the articles contained in it. I must say that this was not my experience in my review of Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation in and from My Country by Nwachukwu Egbunike and I am so happy that I was spared that difficulty. For though the book is a collection of essays, a common thread of love, patriotism, optimism, empathy for Nigeria in all her travails runs through the book uniting the various articles therein. The title also gives away some of the author’s intention. Conversation is mentioned in the title and so it is indeed, for in all the articles, one meets an author who is listening attentively and also talking to his country – a talk rich in understanding, concern, compassion, humour, occasional sarcasm, sadness but never in pessimism. Read full review»
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