Chidiogo, Dora Akunyili’s Daughter To Release Her First Book

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(Last Updated On: 2022-01-22)

 

Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, Nigerian-Canadian speaker and consultant, is set to release her first book in honour of her late mother, Dora Akunyili.

The book, a memoir, explores the life and activism of her late mother, Dora Akunyili who served as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008.

The book which is titled: I am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation, recounts the story of Akunyili’s revolution in the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry.

The release of the book is set for February, celebrated globally as Black History Month.

“Whether as a unique being in her own right, or a daughter, sibling, wife or mom, Chidiogo reveals so much more that made the shocking end of her two parents within a space of seven years too chilling and hard to endure,’’ Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education says.

The writer is also the founder of She ROARs, an organization that is committed to coaching women of colour worldwide to connect them to their intuition and purpose. Her work is focused on harnessing the power of our interdependence based on the African philosophy, Ubuntu.

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