June 24, 2024

Ndu Eke reminiscences childhood experiences in a book, ‘Kidding in a Theatre of War’

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Ndu Eke reminiscences childhood experiences in a book, ‘Kidding in a Theatre of War’

Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

Renowned Journalist, Mr Ndu Eke has chronicled his childhood experiences during the Nigerian civil war in a recently published book, Kidding in a Theatre of War.

The author described the 210-page fiction as A multi-dimensional story of a human tragedy dredged from the belly of a theatre of war.

A statement from the publishers of the book, European Books under the series, Build Universes noted that the book came out of the desire of Eke’s mother to preserve the history of the war experiences.

“In two and a half years, scampering from Aba to Amaeke Item and back to Aba, a 10-year-old boy accepts his mother’s prescient prompt to document the untold sordid realities of the Nigerian-Biafran war.

“Its flow connects daring adventures and unexpected events, a community sense of survival, brotherhood and friendship.

“The narrative rhythm is thrilling and touching. Kidding in a Theatre of War drives the reader into a metaphorical grip that’s hard to escape from,” the statement read in part.

An excerpt from the literary work says: “Well, don’t think there’s a choice; if we don’t, we all die …if he goes, perhaps he dies for us, they spare us.

“You feel this way because I’m alive; the dead don’t have deformities. Do they?”

Eke is a war survivor, storyteller and writer. He has been a broadcast, newspaper and digital media Journalist rising to the post of Editor.

Years after, he transited to a banking career during which he led marketing, corporate communications and relationship marketing teams.

Lately, the author has been leading a leadership communications consultancy he founded.

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