mbok don't kopa me
By Badiru Kehinde

About this book

In 28 Chapters, Kehinde Badiru presents a work of creative nonfiction. To him, creative non-fiction is an experimental genre of writing; hence, which explains how he blends poetry with personal memoir-writing. He refers to this genre as 'Poemoir'. Here, he writes about his Service year experience with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of Nigeria. Kehinde writes what the next generation(s) would forever benefit from. In this memoir, he shares his priceless experience from his service year. Every corps member had an idea of where they should be posted to, but his case was different. He writes on how he handled culture-shock, his various explorations, shuttled between home [South-West] and the 'abroad' [South-South] in his head, other writings at this moment, the Place of Primary Assignment (PPA), Alawee stories, the memories of the Editorial CDS and his personal Literary community development service (CDS) project, to mention but a few, in this memoir. He intends this work to be an NYSC Bible for many prospective corps members. This way, he believes they can beat the reality - hopefully - while baking their dreams in a flour of expectations. What does it mean to be an Akwa Ibom Kopa? (Corps member in Akwa Ibom) What if you discover that NYSC is beyond wearing a Khaki, going for CDS, taking pictures and waiting for a monthly pea-nut? Absolutely, this is one whole year some will either forever regret or forever adore. You will find treasures in this book, and all the things you didn't know about Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. And for those who dream of serving there, this is a must-read. And as Orange boots are replaced by suits, what next? Prepare your mind as you travel through this book. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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