Baptism of Orphanhood is a practical story from the horse's own mouth. It is an exposition on the deplorable condition of the orphan-child languishing in a state of neglect, dejection, and abuse within a harsh socio-cultural milieu. This biography tells how destiny, nourished by sense of ambition and unwavering personal determination, can allow the orphan-child to defy all odds and rise from nothing to something. The pathos of the narrative is perfectly balanced with gallows humour, so the story is both provocative and entertaining at the same time. The author's life story is related from the early 1970s to 1996. It was written to highlight the problem of child abuse, with emphasis on the case of the orphan-child, and to inspire the orphan or any other poor person in a hopeless situation. Issah Hassan Tikumah was born in Ghana. He read philosophy and political science to obtain a B.A. degree from Australian National University in 1996. He received both his PGDE (2007) and M.Ed (2009) from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, where he has taught. He now teaches at the University of Cape Verde, the westernmost university in Africa. As a writer, he has published more than a dozen books, including novels and essays. For his critical writings he was expelled from Nigeria in 2010. Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/IssahHassanTikumah
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Book Description Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 184 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1618975498