The Girl Who Found Water

:Memoirs of a Corps Member

By Chibuzor Azubuike

₦3,500 (including delivery in Nigeria)

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Is Nigeria still worth dying for?

Is she worth risking one's life for today?

In this riveting personal account, The Girl Who Found Water: Memoirs of a Corps Member, Chibuzor Mirian Azubuike both grapples with these questions as well as confronts her own fears and insecurities, as she embarks on the mandatory post-college national service in a part of Nigeria that is not only alien to her but is also immersed in violence

About The Book

The book tells the story of Chibuzor who was devastated when she was posted to Bauchi state for her one year compulsory national service. When all her plans to redeploy to a “safer” state failed she had no other choice but to go to Bauchi. But in Bauchi she found heart and a worthy cause. Even when bombs were falling and other corps members were fleeing town, Chibuzor was determined to make the best of her youth service by providing clean water for the first time in a community of 6000 people, renovating and equipping a skill acquisition centre and providing school materials for pupils. This is a true life account of the experience of Chibuzor, a youth corps member in northern Nigeria. Part of proceeds from sales of The Girl Who Found Water, is used to provide potable water for rural communities by Haske Water Aid and Empowerment Foundation

Why I wrote “The Girl Who Found Water”

I wrote the book to inspire social change, and to encourage community service in Nigeria. I believe we all must get involved to develop our ideal Nigerian society.

What people are saying about the book

A simple story with a strong message. Chibuzor epitomizes what happens when we decide to change our community with action rather than criticism
OKECHUKWU OFILI
I found it very interesting particularly as Boko Haram is making such an impact on the news at the moment. The interesting portrayal of the place and situation were great to read
SERAH ODEDINA
In this slim book, The Girl Who Found Water by Chibuzor Azubuike, the fluidity of prose is one that haunts and endears your heart to the story told within. It reads like Michele Zeckheim’s “Last Train to Paris” Ms Azubuike is an extremely talented and courageous woman whose per sonal story comes to bear into a very changing century and also inspires. This is a story of dignity, laced with emotional trauma and excitement. It’s at once, gripping and appealing to the heart
ONYEKA NWELUE
As an amazing storyteller, Chibuzor nuances these contemporary Nigerian questions of unity, power, gender, service, and sacrifice without losing her grip on her reader. She arrests her reader’s attention and engages their emotions with the sheer intensity and vividness of her narrative. That The Girl Who Found Water reads like fiction is a testament to her brilliance in telling a human story of heartbreaks with such beauty and verve that it spotlights instead hope, heart, and humour.
Chijioke Azuawusiefe, SJ
Ahibuzor Azubuike

About Author

Chibuzor Azubuike

Chibuzor was devastated when she was posted to Bauchi state for her one-year compulsory national service.  When all her plans to redeploy to a “safer” state failed she had no other choice but to go to Bauchi.

But in Bauchi she found a heart and a worthy cause. Even when bombs were falling and other corps members were fleeing town, Chibuzor was determined to make the best of her youth service by providing clean water for the first time in a community of 6000 people, renovating and equipping a skill acquisition centre and providing school materials for pupils.

 

This is a true life account of the experience of  Chibuzor, a youth corps member in northern Nigeria

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