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ABASUBONG; THE BOY WITH NO RUNING SHOES

Abasubong: The Boy with No Running Shoes is a ‘modern’ twenty first century novel set in the early to the middle twentieth century. It speaks poignantly to our situation in 2019/20 and beyond. It is about a young man, motherless from the age of six in a remote rural village in southern Eastern Nigeria. Against all odds, gets himself into secondary school in the capital town of his province; and there, he makes some remarkable achievements.
Out of the province , he finds himself in an even bigger city: the capital of the whole Region. There he experiences a number of challenging experiences; and some of them are quite harrowing and bizarre. But once again, he unexpectedly, gets out of his Region and finds himself at a place that, until, he could not even have dreamt of for himself. How did he ever get out of his Region to arrive at the new place: a completely different scene that offers him everything he ever wanted? Was that the end of his running

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ABASUBONG; THE UNEXPECTED

ABASUBONG: THE UNEXPECTED, is sequel to the author’s first novelin 2019/20. It continues to tell the story of Abasubong Benjamin Tommy Akpanim. We are now, still in the middle part of the twentieth century, and we see Abasubong arriving at the prestigious university college Hospital at Ibadan. He is full of energy , enthusiasm and hope to pursue the work and training set before him , achieving his ambition of being well equipped for serving his people. Events however, turned out to be what he had not anticipated. Things were just occurring unexpectedly. Whatever, happened to his burning ambition? Where and how did he end up?

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ABASUBONG; MAN OF THE PEOPLE

ABASUBONG: THE UNEXPECTED, is sequel to the author’s first novelin 2019/20. It continues to tell the story of Abasubong Benjamin Tommy Akpanim. We are now, still in the middle part of the twentieth century, and we see Abasubong arriving at the prestigious university college Hospital at Ibadan. He is full of energy , enthusiasm and hope to pursue the work and training set before him , achieving his ambition of being well equipped for serving his people. Events however, turned out to be what he had not anticipated. Things were just occurring unexpectedly. Whatever, happened to his burning ambition? Where and how did he end up?

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David has a gift of storytelling which makes the reader reluctant to put the book down. The episode when Abasubong rescues Dominic from the river has you on the edge of your seat! For a reader from a different part of the world, it is also a great pleasure to read of the Nigerian countryside, different customs and forms of social contact. Once you have met the Boy with No Running Shoes, he will remain in your mind as someone you are privileged to have known, a friend with whom you have shared a journey.

Dr Brenda Jacob, D. Lt. (Doctor of Literature)

“The book is not based on empirical history but on the imagination of the author. It displayed the capacity of the author to translate fiction into reality thereby placing him in the class of; James Hadley Chase – ‘James Bond 007’. Chinua Achebe – ‘Things Fall Apart & There was a country’. Peter Abraham – ‘The Mine Boy’. Kenneth Kaunda – ‘Zambia Shall be Free’. Cyprian Ekwensi – ‘Burning Grass & People of the City’.

PROF. ETIM FRANK, UNIVERSITY OF UYO.

“The author made effective use of literary tools of: metaphors, personification, hyperbole, irony and euphemism. It is herein recommended to Senior Secondary Schools, WAEC for inclusion in literature syllabus (fiction series), State Ministry of Education to be included in the literature books of the school system in Nigeria. Beside only two typo of African names by European printers, the book is a material not only for literature but also what a Nigerian should be with adequate state building. The book is good enough to be use at Higher School level (HSC).”

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