Oluwole Komolafe reveals what life is like for everyday people in Nigeria and shares observations on traditions throughout the world in this collection of essays.
Each essay is a standalone piece of work and can be read as a separate story, but they’re all connected. The various characters you meet show that life in poor communities shares some similarities with more affluent places. In reading the essays, you’ll note how poverty can be inherited and transferred from one generation to another—just like inheriting riches. Poverty can also take various forms— encompassing a lack of knowledge, spiritual awareness, and money.
The author also tackles challenging topics such as poverty rooted in societal structure, poverty rooted in environmental development, and what communities sometimes take for granted. He also explores how poverty can cause the masses to engage in dehumanizing professions to earn a living. Join the author as he shares a snapshot of life in Nigeria and the themes that unite us in Musings in Solitude.
Oluwole Komolafe studied Industrial Engineering at the Technische Universitaet, Berlin. He is an ardent student of philosophy and classics and has published many other books on African wisdom and philosophical reflections on the life of man. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with his family.