Dora Akunyili’s daughter to release heroic memoir on her
Nigerian-Canadian Speaker and Consultant, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr is getting set to add author to her impressive resume with the release of her first book.
The book, a memoir, explores the life and activism of her late mother, Dora Akunyili who served as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008.
Titled I am Because We Are: An African Mother’s Fight for the Soul of a Nation, the book recounts the story of Akunyili’s revolution in the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry.
The release of the book is set for February, celebrated globally as Black History month.
Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education said;
“Whether as a unique being in her own right, or a daughter, sibling, wife or mom, Chidiogo reveals so much more that made the shocking end of her two parents within a space of seven years too chilling and hard to endure”
The writer is also the founder of She ROARs, an organization that is committed to coaching women of colour worldwide to connect them to their intuition and purpose.
Her work is focused on harnessing the power of our interdependence based on the African philosophy, Ubuntu.