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Chinwuba  Iyizoba is the editor of Authors-choice. He also writes fiction and non-fiction.email:chinwuba.iyizoba@gmail.com

https://twitter.com/chinwubaiyizoba

After the Juju man is his first novel

REVIEWS OF THE BOOK

“Very much following in the tradition of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, this novel presents us with an Igbo society that is starting to witness the arrival of whites. Pacing is good. Structure and plotting are compelling and the reader really wants to know what happens to the characters.”…Pearson Education UK, publishers of Financial Times London, the Economist and Penguin Books.

“Chinwuba Iyizoba’s tale of West African village life is full of colour and incident, an eye-opener for a Western reader. The culture of the Ibo before the advent of Christianity and westernisation is shown through convincing characters with all their human frailties and vices as well as their natural wisdom and nobility. A great first book from a promising writer.” – Carolyn Moynihan, Deputy Editor of mercatornet.com

“After the Juju man reads like an old Nigerian fable written in a contemporary style.  I enjoyed getting to know the characters and appreciated that despite being set in a simpler time their lives were still complex and complicated.  The accessible language and ease of reading made me think this would be an ideal book for young readers.  I wish you every success with it.”… Renowned journalist and CNN correspondent, Femi Oke

“I have not read anything like this since I read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart many years ago.”…Justina Offiah, SAN

“After the Juju man is the best of all novels that we have ever read in our school. Its chosen diction is well polished and understandable.”… Joyce Okata, Department of Business Administration, IMT Enugu.

After the Juju-man is a classic — a story of life in West-Africa before the arrival of the Whites. It tells of the struggles of a man named Okafor whom at last died of injustice. . …Ekene Onuorah

“You know some time ago, I cannot remember exactly, I saw the advert of “After the Juju man” on google+ but the back cover just put me off. It never crossed my mind as a book I would enjoy reading. But I got a copy on Tuesday from Augustine Silverstine. I read it immediately. It was an easy, pleasantly written, the were very few frills to derail you from the progress of the story. I was hooked till the end. The book touched every aspect of life in the Igbo society of that epoch. Really, I thank God, that I was not born in that period. Life was hard. Men, I thank God for colonization, Christianity, modernization, technological innovations, life now is much easier. 

The death of Okafor was a surprise, I never believed you were going to let him die. Also Okoye’s life was sad, a good man who lost everything. I liked how he remained faithful to the memory of his wife. I also liked how Okoye and Nneka lived fraternally, not common among siblings. Then all those multiplicity of gods.The amount of envy is appalling, and how much women suffered in that period, they cannot even enjoy the masquerades. Then all that polygamy!

One thing they have though, which we have lost is the virtue of modesty with regards to the relationship between men and women. There was more restraint in showing affection (publicly) between the sexes. I realized how much hollywood, bollywood, nollywood and all the woods we have being watching for the past 100years have formatted our views on that matter. I did not even know that Igbo used to kiss, I thought we got that from outside. The sense of the supernatural, and the value of virtue stood out through out the entire story.  I liked Egbuenyi.

Certainly the value of virtue in the Igbo society was a good preparation for Christianity. I liked the connection you made with Christianity. I am happy I read the book, it was enlightening. Thank you, and cheers!”… Emeka Obioji (PhD)

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Non Fiction Articles by Chinwuba Iyizoba

*Where an ageing population is not a problem

Nigeria could have 725 million people by 2100. This is great news and a great opportunity, says a Nigerian engineer.

*Silent heroes of Africa

Life is about more than lifestyle. So which is the real Dark Continent, Africa or Europe?

*Nigeria’s 419 scammers

How did an African country become the internet fraud capital of the world?

*The curse of child slavery

Many busy professional couples in Nigeria find it handy to have a child slave to help around the house. Where are the family values in that?

*After the juju man comes the con man

That giant sucking noise you hear is African doctors and nurses entering US and UK hospitals.

*Making war on the African child

Will Nigeria be the first country to be bought with Obama’s funding for abortion groups?

*Bleak stories behind failed condom campaigns

Before blanketing the continent with condoms to stop AIDS, why don’t you live in rural Africa for a while?

*Living on a civilisational fault line

President Obama should study Nigeria to see how Christians and Muslims co-exist.

*The unfinished emancipation

Thousands of young women have been enslaved in Europe and the US because of permissive Western attitudes.

*Nigeria’s citadel of injustice

The United Kingdom prepares to repatriate Nigerian prisoners to a country whose justice system appears to be riddled with injustice

*Tough love just for Africa?

Despite the rhetoric of Western leaders, it appears the West is happy to keep Africa poor to exploit its natural wealth.

*A Malawian miracle

A boy from Malawi saves his family by building a windmill from discarded rubbish.

*Transforming and troubling

Mobile phones are spreading rapidly throughout Africa, bring the blessings of commerce, and the curse of spam.

6 responses

31 03 2016
Ebele

Wow Chinwuba, you wrote a book???? Amazing!! will buy and read asap.
Hardly ever leave comments but this is totally worth it . well done coz!!

31 03 2016
Editor

Thanks, Ebele, the book’s been out 5 years on. I hope you will like it.

31 03 2016
Editor

Thanks for the compliments and the follow, sweet Coz

15 11 2015
Anonymous

you are a great writter! well done.

15 11 2015
Editor

Thank you for your vote of confidence. May God bless you

19 12 2013
Rebecca Jean Downey

This book reminds me of the one written by the late Beatrice Akpu Inyang Eleje, my dear friend, who died in October 2012. I will look into purchasing it.

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