The Outcast System Elimination Project: Standing up for human rights

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Nigerian author Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba pushes for social change, activism in new book

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I have always said that ignorance is a far greater problem to society than poverty.

Despite the impact of Christianity, education, civilization and a law formally abolishing the Osu caste (Outcast) system in southeastern Nigeria’s Igboland, class discrimination within Africa and other countries throughout the world is still prevalent today.

In “Love and Stigma: The Outcast System,” Nigerian author Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba includes 50 years of research, applying scientific, religious and sociological lines of thought to disprove a staunchly held cultural practice that encourages discrimination and stigma within Nigeria, India and other countries.

“As a freeborn teenager, I observed that some traditional beliefs didn’t agree with modern thinking and practices,” Ekejiuba said. “After careful investigation, I saw outcasts as people being denied their fundamental human rights, and I concluded that the outcast system is baseless and instituted in ignorance.”

Through his book, Ekejiuba hopes to abolish the outcast system and achieve freedom, justice and peace for people who have been stigmatized and discriminated against for ages.

“I have always said that ignorance is a far greater problem to society than poverty,” Ekejiuba said. “In this day and age, we cannot afford to watch and do nothing.”

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Love and Stigma: The Outcast System
By Sir Adolphus O.M. Ekejiuba, KSJI
ISBN: 978-1-5144-1522-1
Available in hardcover, softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris

About the author
Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba is a retired geologist with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. He is an avid world traveler and philanthropist, contributing significantly to his community development and well-being of the less privileged. He is the founder of the Adolphus Ekejiuba Foundation, a philanthropic organization aimed to reach out to Nigerian youth to curtail restiveness, laziness, ignorance and disease. For more information about the Adolphus Ekejiuba Foundation, visit


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