I REMEMBER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LADIPO ADAMOLEKUN
Professor Ladipo Adamolekun reveals his life and times in his autobiography, “I REMEMBER”. The book chronicles his rise from a humble background to a distinguished career in academia and public service.
He pulls back the curtains on the riveting recollections of his beautiful family heritage; his transition from a young, promising lad with passion for reading to a fulfilled adult who, through his doggedness and sheer dint of hard work, blazed the trail as a student at the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University and Oxford University and reached the pinnacle of success in his career – teaching at Ife, which peaked at professorship at age thirty-six (36) and public administration consultancy for several pan-African and international bodies.
This book is in six parts covering: his early years; his educational maturation in Ibadan, Ife and Oxford; his “Ife Years” – devoted to teaching, research and academic administration as well as several national and international engagements; his “World Bank Years” of multi-dimensional development work; and his activities in retirement as an “Independent Scholar”.
He closes with “A Note for the Millennials: Nigeria and I” – an overview of his personal experiences based on three fond memories of his early years that are missing in his early old age: educational excellence, meritocracy and strong institutions.