Self-Published Author Releases He Dared

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New book is an inspiring tale about a man who dared where others dread

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of He Dared, by author Offonmbuk C. Akpabio. Available in online bookstores since February 11, 2011, this book is a revealing narrative about the life of the great colonial African ruler.

Set in the late nineteenth century and through the colonial era, He Dared tells the story of a man who dared where others dread. He moved past frontiers seen at the time and embraced new horizons that have left a truly compelling legacy. Udo Akpabio was a man of many parts. The dim circumstances of his early childhood did not deter his ambition to turn around his fortune. He was a warrior, symbol of the indomitable spirit of the Annang people of Nigeria, charismatic leader and successful businessman yet finding time to carry out his duties as the patriarch of one of the largest and most influential family stock in South-South Nigeria was a challenge.

Serving as the bridge between the British and the indigenous people, and acting on intriguing insight, Udo Akpabio steered the affairs of his people and was able to strike a delicate balance between age-long traditions and westernization. He Dared is his story.

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About the Author
Offonmbuk C. Akpabio is a legal practitioner in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. In addition to her law practice she devotes her time to several charities and non-profit organizations and sits on the board of a few of these. An ardent reader and writer, she has authored several fiction books including Destiny’s Web, approved for use in secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Offonmbuk, and her husband Charles, are parents of three beautiful girls and make their homes in Abuja and Uyo.

He Dared * by Offonmbuk C. Akpabio
The Story of Okuku Udo Akpabio, the Great COLONIAL African Ruler
Publication Date: March 9, 2011
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 354 pages; 978-1-4568-6737-9
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 354 pages; 978-1-4568-6738-6
Ebook; £9.99; 978-1-4568-6739-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at


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