Looking Back on The Shining Ones: The Umuahia School Days of Obinna Okoye

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Author tells about a young man’s college days in a fascinating fictional tale


“I DO NOT THINK I GAINED ANYTHING FROM THIS PLACE!” The moment those words left his mouth, Obinna Okoye could not take them back. In Chike Momah’s The Shining Ones: The Umuahia School Days of Obinna Okoye, readers can follow Okoye’s journey and discover the reason behind this young man’s strong sentiments against his school.

Obinna Okoye visits his friend Innocent Dike in his village Nnobi and they reminisce about their alma mater, the Government College, Umuahia. Fifty years ago, Umuahia was a great college, the best of the country at that time and just about the most beautiful place on God's earth. But it had now fallen on hard times. As Obinna Okoye recalls his last day of college and what led him to say those momentous words, he takes readers on a nostalgic trip to his Umuahia school days.

The Shining Ones: The Umuahia School Days of Obinna Okoye will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 6-10, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Christian Chike Momah was born in October 1930 to Sidney and Grace Momah, of Obiuno, Otolo, Nnewi, Nigeria. He was educated at the St. Michael’s (C.M.S.) School, Aba; the Government College, Umuahia; and the University College, Ibadan, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History, English, and Religious Studies in 1953. In 1959, he obtained the Associateship of the Library Association from the University College, London. From 1966 to 1990, he served as a librarian in the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland and in New York

The Shining Ones * by Chike Momah
Publication Date: May 10, 2010
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