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Girls on Purple Ribbons…commendations for Anyaeche’s second novel



THE founder, Lend the Light Humanitarian Foundation and entrepreneur, Princess Diana Ndigwe has charged parents  to be friends with their children first before their neighbors become friends with them so that they will always be comfortable telling them their secrets instead of taking it outside.

She stated this during the launching of ‘Girls on Purple Ribbons’, a book from the creative ingenuity of a Nigerian budding author, Chiamaka  Anyeache, which was held recently on Saturday at Professor  Kenneth Dike’s  E-Library.

The book reviewer, Ndigwe, expressed that the book is beautiful and written by a smart girl that needed support. “The book is interesting and it has a lot of value. It teaches things we do not see as anything in the community, well written in a way we will understand that there are some values we in the community,  family need to emulate to make family or relationship better”. 

Ndigwe said that ‘Girls on Purple Ribbons’ was about a young girl who found out secret in the family but instead of sharing it, she became enemy with the mother and decided to leave home, promising never to go back to that house again and her younger sister found out that secret and died in the process. “This is the value we do not have in Nigeria and our society today.

Parents scare their children a lot and their children prefer to make friends and keep secrets outside instead of coming back home.  At the  end of the day when the child hears it outside, the child’s emotional stability is disorganized; the child doesn’t know how to settle it because is an outsider  but if it is a secret that is inside the house, it is hard for it to leave the house. We need to embrace family relationship, companionship. That is the only way we can draw our girls, boys and our youths together.

  The young author expressed gratitude to God for the gift of life thus.” My feeling is beyond explanations. This is my second book; my first book is a children fiction that was published in 2016. ‘Girls on Purple Ribbons’ is about the family. The book highlights loss, grief, forgiveness, family instability, bribery and corruption. It also talks about the family and how it plays a major role in the society… I was inspired by the society and each time I see something that people don’t really talk about, I just feel like I have to write about it.

The  Imo State born budding author and 600 Level undergraduate of English and Literature, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anyaeche, urged everyone to sit down and focus on the problems we have and identify it and provide a solution which can be done through writing or in any way we feel our voices can be heard without any interruption.

The event was graced  by parents of the author, Mr Desmond Nnaemeka Anyaeche  and  Mrs Adeyinka Maureen Anyaeche, Dr.  Emmanuel Ibeneme, Precious Ndigwe, among others.

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