Book Feature: ‘The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi’ By Chinedu Achebe

This is the story of a young father Obi Ifeanyi whose life happening so fast. He is an American Nigerian living in the United States of America with his wife Nkechi and their son Ike, during the administration of the former President Barack Obama’s second term. The book brings out the dilemmas that Obi faces as a father and a husband with issues like his exes Sade and Tamika creeping back into his life.

Obi is also battling with tough economic times as the economic recession is taking a toll on his fiscal life. His wife Nkechi, on the other hand, is doing her best to balance between her dreams by pursuing her master’s degree and her family obligations. Issues such as family, marriage, racism, politics, and friendship are clearly brought out in the book as the writer explores the relationships between the various characters.

Chinedu Achebe brings out the societal evolution and compares the times of Obi and those of his parents mostly through Obi’s younger sister Chinwe who has rather liberal thoughts on marriage. Chinwe is a very interesting character as she brings out certain humorous aspects about her family members. Especially when they make fun of her unmarried status and when she teases her elder brother Obi.

Will Obi emerge triumphant in the wake of all his struggles? Will his upbringing affect the way he handles every situation? How will his past secrets affect his current relationships?

About the Author

Chinedu Achebe is an indie author from Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelors degree in Economics. ‘The Miseducation of Obi Ifeanyi’ is his second book after his first book, ‘Blunted on Reality’ which was published in 2012.




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