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Zumji and Uchenna!

Wait what? "Imagine that donkey from the north courting our sister". "Are not Ibos smart enough to take the virginity of their girls!” “Are our cocks too short and small? Bloody Hell”

When I first saw this on Dr Lanre Olusola's page I thought it must be some kind of joke. Apparently I thought wrong.  

Teachers have said that they were mandated to include this book among the literature books and failure to do so would attract a sanction. Ministry of Education well done oh! Could the lessons within the covers of this book be so great that the tribalistic theme, vulgar language, swear words and adult content become small prices to pay? 

What do you guys think?


  1. Lols, blame GEJ! *sporadic claps*

  2. Obviously the sexual themes and vulgar language is disgusting but I dont know that it necessarily has a 'tribalistic theme'.
    You cant tell that if you dont know how the book was resolved at the end.
    What if its a book thats trying to depict the tribalistic atmosphere in the country. Then you may be taking the ''donkey from the north'' statement out of context.

    1. There is no excuse for ignoring language and content shown above.... cccc 2015.

    2. Punintended your comment makes no sense

    3. Horrible!!!!!not acceptable,what seeds are we sowing

  3. There is no excuse for ignoring language and content shown above.

    If the lessons contained therein were so great and valuable, the honourable thing to do would be to approach the author to edit his/her work to be age appropriate.
    That the book would be recommended for children in Nigeria and possibly West Africa, could make the author consider that. I think that would be more benefiting.

    Should the author refuse, maybe because of cost or other reasons, Zumji and Uchenna, should be forgone.

  4. The truth is most of this secondary school kids already have an idea or more about this things we try to hide from them and I guess that's why the ministry of education included it I their literature books, that said, am not saying am. In support of the book, infact if as a parent I see this book in my child's bag and I go through it and see such words and nonsense In the content, the school would have me to contend with.

  5. You do realise that education as with much else is a racket in Nigeria right? Publishers lobby to have their books put on the lists of recommended texts....textbooks are the highest selling category for publishers in Nigeria...its the quickest way for them to make money.

    Obviously as with much else, there are people looking to look the other way for a fee as with other sectors of the society. Folks are outraged, but beyond today what will many people do? Do you know typing is still on the Nigerian curriculum? Typing as in typewriter- who still manufactures typewriters? These people don't care and until we borrow ourselves brains and invest our time in organised manners that call for change- we will continue to see such nonsense. The likes of NESG advocate for changes in the curriculum and gender issues in education. Until our collective voices are loud enough, we are just talking.

  6. Most times, these contracts for books are politically given, many good books are not approved as texts in schools, but senseless books so that the "national cake" can be shared like the book above. Its such a shame.

  7. This is unbelievable! "Bloody hell" ke?! "Cocks"?! "Bloody bitches"?!!!!
    who approved this? The person(s) should be sacked! Which way Nigeria. When everything is politicized. How to do?! How can anyone in their right mind approve this?! How?! Wahala wa o!

  8. We have not learned to exercise our rights as citizens, we are not yet enraged enough.

    When we are, we will do the needful. This is wrong on all counts.

  9. When you watch the "spelling" videos made by pulse tv and see how hard it is for some nigerian graduates to spell simple english words then you"ll understand how much our educational system has deteriorated. The government doesn't care what books our kids read as far as they are making profit somehow. It's really sad

    1. There's a video I saw on IG, two *artistes* on the red carpet were asked to spell QUEUE. The 1st one went C-O-U-H-R. The other one said "Yaa, C-U-R-E", then "Yaa, C-U-E-R". It was funny and disheartening at the same time.


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  11. I'll definitely re-check my children's books. I did not come across this title but I'll re-check...this is disheartening!


  12. Hmm.. may God help this young upcoming generation


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