New Book Shines with Powerful Message of Hope

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Lawrence Ahuruonye relates his life in Nigeria, overcoming great odds

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offers snapshots of the author’s not so ordinary life, his polygamous family, overcoming great hardships and, ultimately, making his dreams come true

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Lawrence Ahuruonye marks his publishing debut with the release of his autobiography titled “Drama of my Life – Through Youth and War” (published by Xlibris). This new book offers snapshots of the author’s not so ordinary life, his polygamous family, overcoming great hardships and, ultimately, making his dreams come true.

Ahuruonye was born in a small village southeast of Nigeria in 1947. His early years were marked with difficulty. His parents did not have much to offer him and his community was severely underdeveloped, lacking in public amenities. Ahuruonye notes drinking his first near clean water when he was 7 years old. His greatest challenge, however, would come at the outbreak of the Biafra/Nigeria War. It was a time of suffering and turmoil that tested the author’s spirit and, ultimately, moved him to pursue a new life in the United States.

In “Drama of my Life – Through Youth and War,” Ahuruonye not only talks about his personal struggles but also that of Nigeria. He gives voice to the many people in Nigeria who are still confronted with problems involving governance, youth development and social and economic justice. Above all, he relates, through his account, a powerful message of hope.

“My book conveys a message of hope, resilience and tenacity,” the author says. “It is a book that challenges a country to care and provide for its people.”

“Drama of my Life – Through Youth and War”
By Lawrence Ahuruonye
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781514406588
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781514406595
E-Book | 260 pages | ISBN 9781514406571
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lawrence Ahuruonye was a high school teacher in Nigeria before he migrated to the United States of America. He holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications and master's in management and human relations. A trained investigator and retiree of the New York City Human Resources Administration, Ahuruonye is also a committed community organizer. He resides in Stockbridge, Georgia, with his family and enjoys challenging the conventional.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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