A multi-dimensional story of a human tragedy dredged from the belly of a theatre of war.
In two and a half years, scampering from Aba to Amaeke Item and back to
Aba, a 10-year-old boy accepts his mother’s prescient prompt to document the untold sordid realities of the Nigerian-Biafran war.
Its flow connects daring adventures and unexpected events, community sense of survival, brotherhood and friendship. The narrative rhythm is thrilling and touching.
Kidding in a Theatre of War drives the reader into a metaphorical grip that’s hard to escape from.
“Well, don’t think there’s a choice; if we don’t, we all die …
if he goes, perhaps he dies for us, they spare us.”
“You feel this way because I’m alive; the dead don’t have
deformities. Do they?”
Ndu Paul Eke is a war survivor, storyteller and writer.
He has been a broadcast, newspaper and digital media Journalist rising to the post of an Editor.
Years after, Ndu transited to a banking career during which he led marketing, corporate communications and relationship marketing teams.
Lately, has been leading a leadership communications consultancy he founded.