Walking Shadows

Stories of Tragedy, Love & Triumph

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
278 Pages
Reviewed on 05/30/2018
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Author Biography

A media practitioner, researcher and development communication expert, Chijioke Dikeocha is privileged to be one of the young African leaders who is leading a paradigm shift in development communication in Africa with a mission to engage communication and media platforms in driving and sustaining development initiatives in communities in Africa.
Born as Chijioke Davidson Dikeocha, Chijioke holds B.A (Hons) in English/Literary Studies of Imo State University, Owerri, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Master of Arts in Communication Studies of University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA).
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Farreach Media and the publisher of Farreach News, a leading online news network in Africa. Also, he is the Founder of Farreach Initiative for Development Communication in Africa Inc., a non-governmental organization. He is the author of Walking Shadows: Stories of Tragedy, Love & Triumph. The book is available on Amazon platforms globally and other online/offline bookstores.
Chijioke lives with his family in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, Nigeria.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Walking Shadows: Stories of Tragedy, Love & Triumph by Chijioke Dikeocha is a collection of nine short stories that deal with the various emotions associated with life and living. Each story exposes the complexities and unpredictability of human life and relationships, and deals with relevant topics like love, prostitution, divorce and separation, child abuse, corruption, social injustice, and many more which will keep readers glued to the book. Whether it is about love, unwanted pregnancy, religion, abandoning humanistic self-centeredness and animalistic brotherhood, and many other themes, the stories are compelling and laced with astute observations and subtle humor. All the stories are crisp, sharp, and the authenticity of the characters makes this a captivating collection.

I like reading short stories because, being short, they are easy to comprehend and digest, and at the same time the format tests the skill of the writer. These nine stories are refreshingly original and the author deals with relevant topics with great skill and originality. Whether it is ‘Campus Lovers’, ‘Hard Times Never Last’, ‘Victims of Circumstance’, or the rest of the stories, the author gives good insights, taps into the nuances of various human emotions, gives an understanding about life’s wisdom, and how social norms and values manifest through them. All of the stories are credible, and they capture some valuable as well as some unpleasant happenings of life with ease. Dikeocha's honest assessment of life, human nature, and emotions are woven into these short stories; simple yet complex, and forthright yet laced with humor. The book will delight all readers who enjoy short stories as there is an enthusiasm and vulnerability while exploring issues such as love, race, culture, religion, corruption, and other topics.

Nneka

Very compelling book; you can't keep it down until you finish

Patricia

Read this book and thank me later...awesome!