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This book tells the story of Yemowei, a fictional village in the creeks of the Niger Delta. Yemowei is a village of strategic importance to the Federal Government and when it is threatened by the activities of militants, the government sends in an elite unit to protect the place and its people. Unfortunately, the squad is no match for the militants who are fighting in their own territory and they are forced to flee further into the creeks for survival. Lost, sick and hungry in the creeks of the delta, they rely for help on the very people they have come to fight. In the process, they see the land for what it truly is – a land blessed by God and abused by man. 'Yemowei' is the story of the Niger Delta, like you have never heard it before.
What do you really want? How badly do you want it? What are you prepared to do to get that thing you want so badly? As the saying goes, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.'' You don't see many beggars riding horses, do you? Wishes are not horses; wishes are ephemeral thoughts that float in and out of our minds at will. In order to make a wish a reality, you need to take hold of the thought and give it substance. And that is what this book is all about.
The stories in this book use flash fiction to throw light on the lives we live as women in different spheres in the African society. We struggle with various issues but at the end of the day, the African woman is strong, bold and beautiful. The girl child must be encouraged to believe in herself and her value to society. A woman is by no means inferior, and it is time society, and the girl child herself accepted that fact. Women have contributed to the development of every facet of our society, and they should be rightly proud of these contributions. This book is a call to action for women and the men who love them. No woman should be ignored or taken advantage of. An empowered woman is a force that changes society for good.