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My Shame And My Pain: Literary Piece That Resolves Societal, Economic...






My Shame And My Pain is written in simple illustrative English by the author Sunny Ache. He tries to explore the inherent challenges you find in our society and proffers some of the solutions that can solve some of these challenges that has bedeviled Nigeria as a country since independence in 1960.


When you read through the book you will observe that the author elucidates a man who feels abandoned in penury in a country with huge potentials to excel in the global comity of nations. He talks about the realisation of a polity that will be democratically socialist in nature where everybody is given a chance to survive.


In chapter eight, he talked about utilizing his office if elected into office he will institute five executive others that look socialist in nature and this includes transparency in governance, restructure salaries and pension, market price regulation, and redistribution of wealth and currency readjustment.


Another interesting chapter is chapter nine where housing has been a major challenge of many low income earners and the author again proposed low income housing scheme for the downtrodden in the society.


According to Sunny Ache in his book and I quote “As a true son of the soil, my heart bleeds consistently for the long-unchecked failures of Nigeria’s political system in tackling the vast gap in social class, perpetually rendering the poor citizens to the bottom, hopelessly hungry and angrily desperate, while dangerously exposing them with no other options to frightening breeding grounds already impregnated with local and imported criminal ideologies.”


Sunny Ache is a film and television producer in Nigeria before he left for the US. He started his career in his home country, Nigeria working with notable Nigerian media professionals like (the late) Enebeli Elebuwa, Danladi Bako, Fidelis Duker, Sonny Mcdon West etc. He ultimately decided to go abroad to seek advanced knowledge and pursue a career in media.

He spent years training and subsequently writing, developing, producing and directing television programmes for African, American and Great Britain based network while taking on other non-professional jobs at tough times when media works became insufficient.

Furthermore, he has written numerous books, nine of which were published and released in the US and UK between 2006 and 2017.



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