New Play Explores Effects of Corruption on Society

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Ifechi Jane Odoe’s “Edge of the Brink” follows five characters through difficult life

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When we do, we may make corrections or allow nature to force the lesson down our throats.

The new play [Edge of the Brink” (published by AuthorHouse), by debut author Ifechi Jane Odoe, is a compelling look at the dangers and consequences of [corruption.

Chidi survives all the odds of a rotten, broken society to find himself in the corridors of power. His friends – Kod, Ayo, Edu and Abudul – instead of turning things around, join the bandwagon and cult of selfish leaders.

An excerpt from “Edge of the Brink”:

“‘She loves me, not you old boy. Let me be the judge of that young man.’ This is a game. Once in, you don’t want to lose or be outside the walls again; this country belongs to those who have what it takes, the heart, the mind, the guts.”

Despite the continued cry of the people of Erega for help, their leaders ignore them. Mass unemployment, crimes of all sorts, broken infrastructure, incessant loss of lives and property, mass poverty stare at them daily as they hear of the billions stashed away by their leaders in foreign international banks.

“Most times we don’t really see what we truly are,” Ifechi writes. “When we do, we may make corrections or allow nature to force the lesson down our throats.”

About the Author
The second daughter of Chief Titus Chukwu Ezereonwu and Mrs. Mabel Ude Oguekusi, Ifechi Jane Odoe was brought up in the university town of Nsukka. She attended Urban Girls Secondary School Nsukka and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she studied journalism and earned a master's degree in mass communication from the University of Lagos

She worked in Nigeria's most reputable newspaper, The Guardian, where she was exposed to practical journalism and garnered a wealth of experience. She brings in her experiences on the field, marries it with the everyday realities of the masses against their expectations. She is married to Ike Odoe, and they live in Lagos.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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